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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to determine CTX-M-producing Escherichia coli ST131 strain prevalence in stool specimens from healthy subjects in central China and to molecularly characterize clonal groups. METHODS From November 2013 to January 2014, stool specimens from healthy individuals in Hunan Province were screened for ESBL-producing(More)
A previous nationwide Chinese epidemiological study revealed through isolation of A‑B+ Clostridium difficile strains, which produce toxin B (TcdB), but not toxin A TcdA, that the strains are widespread and more frequent in east Asian countries,. The development of a process capable of detecting TcdB is required in microbiological laboratories in order to(More)
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