Quantitative study of Clostridium difficile transmission using extensive epidemiological data and whole genome sequencing
Clostridium difficile is a leading healthcare-associated infection, which causes diarrhoea, and is almost exclusively precipitated by antibiotic exposure. Traditionally C. difficile infection (CDI) has been considered predominantly transmitted within hospitals. However, endemic spread hampers identification of the source of infections, and therefore control and prevention of disease.
A cohort of consecutive hospital and community CDI cases in Oxfordshire from Septe...Expand abstract
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