Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 046 is common among neonatal pigs and humans in Sweden
2014 (English)In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection, ISSN 1198-743X, E-ISSN 1469-0691, Vol. 20, no 1, O2-O6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 046 was found in 67% of neonatal piglets (45/67) sampled from three separate pig-breeding farms in Sweden. Sows from the same farms were tested and 50% were colonized in faeces and 30% were colonized on skin. An environmental source was suggested because identical PCR ribotypes were isolated from faeces as well as externally. Human C.difficile infection outbreaks in southern Sweden by the identical PCR ribotype 046 indicate its zoonotic potential.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Vol. 20, no 1, O2-O6 p.
Clostridium difficile infection, Clostridium difficile, human, PCR ribotype 046, piglet
Infectious Medicine Microbiology in the medical area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56670DOI: 10.1111/1469-0691.12296ISI: 000328530900003PubMedID: 23927574ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84890804205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56670DiVA: diva2:1083569
Örebro County Council Research Committee
Foundation for Medical Research at Örebro University Hospital, Sweden2017-03-212017-03-212017-03-24Bibliographically approved