Novel Molecular Type of Clostridium difficile in Neonatal Pigs, Western Australia
2013 (English)In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1080-6040, E-ISSN 1080-6059, Vol. 19, no 5, 790-792 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 19, no 5, 790-792 p.
Immunology in the medical area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56758DOI: 10.3201/eid1905.121062ISI: 000328173400017PubMedID: 23697508OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56758DiVA: diva2:1084005