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Diverse sources of C. difficile infection identified on whole-genome sequencing.

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BACKGROUND: It has been thought that Clostridium difficile infection is transmitted predominantly within health care settings. However, endemic spread has hampered identification of precise sources of infection and the assessment of the efficacy of interventions. METHODS: From September 2007 through March 2011, we performed whole-genome sequencing on isolates obtained from all symptomatic patients with C. difficile infection identified in health care settings or in the community in Oxfordshir...

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10.1056/NEJMoa1216064

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Experimental Medicine
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, NDM Experimental Medicine
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Journal:
The New England journal of medicine
Volume:
369
Issue:
13
Pages:
1195-1205
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
URN:
uuid:87338811-cc57-4540-a127-8452cebe1e00
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431102
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pubs:431102

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