Is Clostridium difficile a threat to Australia's biosecurity?

Abstract

t is 30 years since Clostridium difficile was shown to be the cause of pseudomembranous colitis and many cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in humans. In the interim, C. difficile has risen from relative obscurity to become a major hospital pathogen. Two factors were particularly important in its emergence during the 1980s. First, increased and… (More)

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@article{Riley2009IsCD, title={Is Clostridium difficile a threat to Australia's biosecurity?}, author={Thomas V Riley}, journal={The Medical journal of Australia}, year={2009}, volume={190 12}, pages={661-2} }