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

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Aldeyab, Mamoon A
Devine, Michael J
Flanagan, Peter
Mannion, Michael
Craig, Avril
Scott, Michael G
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Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2011, vol. 32, no. 3, p. 210-9
Abstract 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.
Keywords AgedAged, 80 and overAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useClostridium Infections/epidemiology/prevention & controlClostridium difficile/genetics/isolation & purificationCross Infection/epidemiology/prevention & controlDisease Outbreaks/prevention & controlDrug UtilizationFemaleFluoroquinolones/therapeutic useHospitalsHumansIncidenceInfection Control/methods/organization & administrationMaleNorthern Ireland/epidemiologyRibotypingRisk Factors
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Research group Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
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ALDEYAB, Mamoon A et al. Multihospital outbreak of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 infection: epidemiology and analysis of control measures. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2011, vol. 32, n° 3, p. 210-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25484

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