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Clostridium difficile Its Potential as a Source of Foodborne Disease.
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PMID:  20691953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Clostridium difficile has been recognized as an important human pathogen for several decades, but its importance as an agent of animal disease was established only recently. The number of reports on C. difficile in food is rising, but the findings vary among studies. In North America, the prevalence of contamination in retail meat and meat products ranges from 4.6% to 50%. In European countries, the percentage of C. difficile positive samples is much lower (0-3%). This chapter summarizes current data on association of C. difficile with different foods and the difficulties associated with isolation of the organism, and discusses the potential of C. difficile as a food-transmitted pathogen.
Maja Rupnik; J Glenn Songer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in food and nutrition research     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1043-4526     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Food Nutr. Res.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001271     Medline TA:  Adv Food Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Public Health Maribor, Centre for Microbiology, Maribor, Slovenia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.
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