Increased incidence of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 in Hesse, Germany, 2011 to 2013.

@article{Arvand2014IncreasedIO,
  title={Increased incidence of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 in Hesse, Germany, 2011 to 2013.},
  author={Mardjan Arvand and D Vollandt and Gudrun Bettge-Weller and C{\'e}line Harmanus and Ed J Kuijper},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 10}
}
After the first outbreak of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype (RT) 027 in Germany in 2007, no further outbreaks were reported until the recent re-emergence of RT 027 in Hesse, a federal state with 6 million inhabitants located in south-west Germany. We undertook a survey to determine the prevalence of RT 027 and other strains in a prospective study. From January 2011 to July 2013, we analysed 291 specimens from patients diagnosed with C. difficile infection (CDI) in 40 healthcare facilities in… CONTINUE READING