Special Report: New C. diff strain hits communities

February 2007
Hospital Infection Control;Feb2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p13
The article offers information on the transmission of Clostridium difficile. The ribotype 027 strain can have 20 times the toxins as typical strains and has already caused outbreaks among hospital patients. There is a concern that it is becoming established as a community pathogen, possibly even spreading through the food supply. Experts warn that Clostridium difficile could represent a significant threat to the public health.


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