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Clostridium difficile surveillance: harnessing new technologies to control transmission.

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Clostridium difficile surveillance allows outbreaks of cases clustered in time and space to be identified and further transmission prevented. Traditionally, manual detection of groups of cases diagnosed in the same ward or hospital, often followed by retrospective reference laboratory genotyping, has been used to identify outbreaks. However, integrated healthcare databases offer the prospect of automated real-time outbreak detection based on statistically robust methods, and accounting for co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Journal:
Expert review of anti-infective therapy
Volume:
11
Issue:
11
Pages:
1193-1205
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1744-8336
ISSN:
1478-7210
URN:
uuid:774f89b3-33ca-4d87-8290-3b2dcab73b72
Source identifiers:
436031
Local pid:
pubs:436031

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