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

Michele M Squire, Glen Paul Carter, Kate Elizabeth Mackin, Anjana Chakravorty, Torbjorn Noren, Briony Elliott, Dena Lyras, Thomas Victor Riley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790 - 792
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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