Novel Molecular Type of Clostridium difficile in Neonatal Pigs, Western Australia
Published Date:May 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(5):790-792.
Mice, Inbred C57BL
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:Clostridium difficile causes neonatal enteritis in piglets; strains of PCR ribotype 078 are most commonly identified. We investigated C. difficile prevalence in piglets in Australia and isolated a novel strain with a unique pathogenicity locus. In a mouse infection model, this strain produced more weight loss than did a ribotype 078 strain.
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