Clostridium difficile ribotype 027, toxinotype III, the Netherlands

Ed J. Kuijper*, Renate J. Van Den Berg, Sylvia Debast, Caroline E. Visser, Dick Veenendaal, Annet Troelstra, Tjallie Van Der Kooi, Susan Van Den Hof, Daan W. Notermans

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-830
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

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