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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;16(4):678-81. doi: 10.3201/eid1604.091152.

Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile strains in hospitalized patients, Canada.

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Public Health Agency of Canada, 1015 Arlington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3R2, Canada. michael_mulvey@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Abstract

To determine the incidence rate of infections with North American pulsed-field types 7 and 8 (NAP7/NAP8) strains of Clostrodium difficile, ribotype 078, and toxinotype V strains, we examined data collected for the Canadian Nosocomial Infections Surveillance Program (CNISP) CDI surveillance project during 2004-2008. Incidence of human infections increased from 0.5% in 2004/2005 to 1.6% in 2008.

PMID:
20350386
PMCID:
PMC3321949
DOI:
10.3201/eid1604.091152
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