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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 May;15(5):802-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1505.081084.

Possible seasonality of Clostridium difficile in retail meat, Canada.

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University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. rodriguez-palaci.1@osu.edu

Abstract

We previously reported Clostridium difficile in 20% of retail meat in Canada, which raised concerns about potential foodborne transmissibility. Here, we studied the genetic diversity of C. difficile in retail meats, using a broad Canadian sampling infrastructure and 3 culture methods. We found 6.1% prevalence and indications of possible seasonality (highest prevalence in winter).

PMID:
19402975
PMCID:
PMC2687045
DOI:
10.3201/eid1505.081084
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