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Clostridium difficile in food and domestic animals: a new foodborne pathogen?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20642351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Clostridium difficile infection is increasingly recognized as a cause of diarrhea in outpatients and persons with no apparent health care facility contacts. In contrast to C. difficile infection acquired in health care settings, few risk factors for development of community-associated C. difficile infection are known. Foodborne transmission of C. difficile has been hypothesized as a possible source for community-associated infections; however, the evidence to confirm or refute this hypothesis is incomplete. Recent studies have demonstrated isolation of C. difficile from foods in the United States, Canada, and Europe and from meat products intended for consumption by pets. This raises questions about foodborne transmission of this pathogen to humans through consumption of contaminated products. This review summarizes the available data on C. difficile in animals and food and discusses the potential for foodborne transmission of this pathogen.
Authors:
L Hannah Gould; Brandi Limbago
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. lgould@cdc.gov
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Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Sep 1;51(5):583-4   [PMID:  20642350 ]

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