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Quantitative study of Clostridium difficile transmission using extensive epidemiological data and whole genome sequencing

Abstract:

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...

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Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of
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Funding agency for:
David William Eyre
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:a7197605-6da6-4dbc-9bec-171d6e683eb1
Local pid:
ora:7492

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