Multihospital outbreak of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 infection: epidemiology and analysis of control measures.

@article{Aldeyab2011MultihospitalOO,
  title={Multihospital outbreak of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 infection: epidemiology and analysis of control measures.},
  author={M A Aldeyab and Michael J Devine and Peter Flanagan and Michael Mannion and Avril Craig and Michael G. Scott and Stephan Harbarth and Nathalie Vernaz and Elizabeth J Davies and Jon S. Brazier and Brian Smyth and James C McElnay and Brendan F. Gilmore and Geraldine Conlon and Fidelma A Magee and Feras W. Darwish Elhajji and Shaunagh Small and Collette Edwards and Chris Funston and M Patricia Kearney},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={210-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To report a large outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI; ribotype 027) between June 2007 and August 2008, describe infection control measures, and evaluate the impact of restricting the use of fluoroquinolones in controlling the outbreak. DESIGN Outbreak investigation in 3 acute care hospitals of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. INTERVENTIONS Implementation of a series of CDI control measures that targeted high-risk antibiotic agents (ie… CONTINUE READING
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