TITLE

Special Report: New C. diff strain hits communities

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Hospital Infection Control;Feb2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24656706

 

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