Concurrent outbreaks with co-infection of norovirus and Clostridium difficile in a long-term-care facility

A. Ludwig, K. Sato, P. Schirmer, Archana Maniar, C. Lucero-Obusan, C. Fleming, R. Ryono, G. Oda, M. Winters, M. Holodniy

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Abstract

We describe an outbreak of simultaneous Clostridium difficile and norovirus infections in a long-term-care facility. Thirty patients experienced acute gastroenteritis, and four had co-infection with identical C. difficile 027 and genotype II.4 New Orleans norovirus strains. Co-occurring infection requires improved understanding of risk factors, clinical impact, and testing strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1598-1603
Number of pages6
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume141
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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Norovirus
Clostridium difficile
Long-Term Care
Coinfection
Disease Outbreaks
Gastroenteritis
Genotype
Infection

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • Norwalk agent and related viruses
  • outbreaks

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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Concurrent outbreaks with co-infection of norovirus and Clostridium difficile in a long-term-care facility. / Ludwig, A.; Sato, K.; Schirmer, P.; Maniar, Archana; Lucero-Obusan, C.; Fleming, C.; Ryono, R.; Oda, G.; Winters, M.; Holodniy, M.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 141, No. 8, 01.08.2013, p. 1598-1603.

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Ludwig, A, Sato, K, Schirmer, P, Maniar, A, Lucero-Obusan, C, Fleming, C, Ryono, R, Oda, G, Winters, M & Holodniy, M 2013, 'Concurrent outbreaks with co-infection of norovirus and Clostridium difficile in a long-term-care facility', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 141, no. 8, pp. 1598-1603. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268813000241
Ludwig, A. ; Sato, K. ; Schirmer, P. ; Maniar, Archana ; Lucero-Obusan, C. ; Fleming, C. ; Ryono, R. ; Oda, G. ; Winters, M. ; Holodniy, M. / Concurrent outbreaks with co-infection of norovirus and Clostridium difficile in a long-term-care facility. In: Epidemiology and Infection. 2013 ; Vol. 141, No. 8. pp. 1598-1603.
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