Clostridium difficile PCR Ribotypes from Different Animal Hosts and Different Geographic Regions

V. Zidaric, S. Janezic, A. Indra, Branko Kokotovic, J. L. Blanco, C. Seyboldt, C. Rodriguez Diaz, I. R. Poxton, V. Perreten, I. Drigo, A. Jiraskova, M. Ocepek, J. S. Weese, J. G. Songer, M. Rupnik

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    Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic sporogenic bacterium traditionally associated with human nosocomial infections, and animals have been recognized as an important potential reservoir for human infections (Rodriguez-Palacios et al., 2013). Ribotype 078 is often reported in animals but according to recent studies the overlap between PCR ribotypes found in humans and animals seems to be increasing (Bakker et al., 2010; Gould and Limbago, 2010; Janezic et al., 2012; Keel et al., 2007; Koene et al., 2011). However, genetic diversity among animal strains remains poorly understood. The aim of our work was to establish an international C. difficile animal collection with one PCR ribotype per species per country/laboratory and to compare PCR ribotypes across animal hosts and countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event5th Congress of European Microbiologists - Leipziger Messe GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
    Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th Congress of European Microbiologists
    LocationLeipziger Messe GmbH
    Internet address


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