Clostridium difficile contamination in retail meat products in Brazil.

Citation data:

The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, ISSN: 1678-4391, Vol: 22, Issue: 4, Page: 345-346

Publication Year:
2018
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PMID:
30145197
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjid.2018.07.007
Author(s):
Pires, Renata N; Caurio, Cassia F B; Saldanha, Gabriele Z; Martins, Andreza F; Pasqualotto, Alessandro C
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Medicine
article description
Clostridium difficile is an important cause of diarrhoea, particularly in patients receiving antibiotic therapy. Recent studies have shown that a substantial proportion of C. difficile infections are acquired in the community, as a zoonotic disease. Brazil is a large exporter of meat and so far no study has evaluated meat contamination with C. difficile spores.