Possible Seasonality of Clostridium difficile in Retail Meat, Canada
Published Date:May 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(5):802-805.
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:We previously reported Clostridium difficile in 20% of retail meat in Canada, which raised concerns about potential foodborne transmissibility. Here, we studied the genetic diversity of C. difficile in retail meats, using a broad Canadian sampling infrastructure and 3 culture methods. We found 6.1% prevalence and indications of possible seasonality (highest prevalence in winter).
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