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Novel molecular type of clostridium difficile in neonatal pigs, Western Australia

Squire, M.M., Carter, G.P., Mackin, K.E., Chakravorty, A., Norén, T., Elliott, B., Lyras, D. and Riley, T.V. (2013) Novel molecular type of clostridium difficile in neonatal pigs, Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19 (5).

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Abstract

Clostridium difficile causes neonatal enteritis in piglets; strains of PCR ribotype 078 are most commonly identified. We investigated C. difficile prevalence in piglets in Australia and isolated a novel strain with a unique pathogenicity locus. In a mouse infection model, this strain produced more weight loss than did a ribotype 078 strain.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34437
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