Molecular epidemiology of Clostridium perfringens related to food-borne outbreaks of disease in Finland from 1984 to 1999.

@article{Lukinmaa2002MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of Clostridium perfringens related to food-borne outbreaks of disease in Finland from 1984 to 1999.},
  author={Susanna Lukinmaa and Elina Takkunen and Anja Siitonen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={3744-9}
}
From 1975 to 1999, Clostridium perfringens caused 238 food-borne disease outbreaks in Finland, which is 20% of all such reported outbreaks during these years. The fact that C. perfringens is commonly found in human and animal stools and that it is also widespread in the environment is a disadvantage when one is searching for the specific cause of a food-borne infection by traditional methods. In order to strengthen the evidence-based diagnostics of food poisonings suspected to be caused by C… CONTINUE READING

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