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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 May;12(5):827-30.

Clostridium difficile ribotype 027, toxinotype III, the Netherlands.

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  • 1Department of Medical Microbiology, National Reference Library for Clostridium difficile, Leiden University Medical Center, 2300 RC Leiden, the Netherlands. e.j.kuijper@lumc.nl

Abstract

Outbreaks due to Clostridium difficile polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ribotype 027, toxinotype III, were detected in 7 hospitals in the Netherlands from April 2005 to February 2006. One hospital experienced at the same time a second outbreak due to a toxin A-negative C. difficile PCR ribotype 017 toxinotype VIII strain. The outbreaks are difficult to control.

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