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Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027: assessing the risks of further worldwide spread

Clements, Archie; Magalhaes, Ricardo Soares; Tatem, Andrew J; Paterson, D L; Riley, Thomas

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Highly virulent strains of Clostridium difficile have emerged since 2003, causing large outbreaks of severe, often fatal, colitis in North America and Europe. In 2008-10, virulent strains spread between continents, with the first reported cases of fluoroquinolone-resistant C difficile PCR ribotype 027 in three Asia-Pacific countries and Central America. We present a risk assessment framework for assessing risks of further worldwide spread of this pathogen. This framework first requires...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74570
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(10)70080-3

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