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Global Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile Infection in 2010

Dale N. Gerding , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. S1, Papers from the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare‐Associated Infections (November 2010), pp. S32-S34
DOI: 10.1086/655998
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/655998
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Abstract

The past decade has been characterized by an epidemic of Clostridium difficile infection in North America and Europe that threatens to extend to the rest of the world. The epidemic is due in part to the emergence of a previously rare and now more lethal C. difficile strain variously named group BI, ribotype 027, and North American pulsed‐field gel electrophoresis type 1.

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