Clostridium difficile in Ready-to-Eat Salads, Scotland

  title={Clostridium difficile in Ready-to-Eat Salads, Scotland},
  author={Marwah M. Bakri and Derek F. J. Brown and J. Butcher and Alistair D. Sutherland},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={817 - 818}
Of 40 ready-to-eat salads, 3 (7.5%) were positive for Clostridium difficile by PCR. Two isolates were PCR ribotype 017 (toxin A-, B+), and 1 was PCR ribotype 001. Isolates were susceptible to vancomycin and metronidazole but variably resistant to other antimicrobial drugs. Ready-to-eat salads may be potential sources for virulent C. difficile. 

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