Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 29th, 2005
According to recently published research from the United States, "Toxins A and B are the primary virulence factors of Clostridium difficile. Since 2002, an epidemic of C. difficile-associated disease with increased morbidity and mortality has been present in Quebec province, Canada."
"We characterized the dominant strain of this epidemic to determine whether it produces higher amounts of toxins A and B than those produced by nonepidemic strains. We obtained isolates from 124 patients from Center...
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