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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 May;15(5):819-21. doi: 10.3201/eid1505.081071.

Clostridium difficile in retail meat products, USA, 2007.

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University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA. gsonger@u.arizona.edu

Abstract

To determine the presence of Clostridium difficile, we sampled cooked and uncooked meat products sold in Tucson, Arizona. Forty-two percent contained toxigenic C. difficile strains (either ribotype 078/toxinotype V [73%] or 027/toxinotype III [NAP1 or NAP1-related; 27%]). These findings indicate that food products may play a role in interspecies C. difficile transmission.

PMID:
19402980
PMCID:
PMC2687047
DOI:
10.3201/eid1505.081071
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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