Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile Strains in Hospitalized Patients, Canada1
Published Date:Apr 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(4):678-681.
Corporate Authors:Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:To determine the incidence rate of infections with North American pulsed-field types 7 and 8 (NAP7/NAP8) strains of Clostrodium difficile, ribotype 078, and toxinotype V strains, we examined data collected for the Canadian Nosocomial Infections Surveillance Program (CNISP) CDI surveillance project during 2004-2008. Incidence of human infections increased from 0.5% in 2004/2005 to 1.6% in 2008.
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