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

Keywords

  • Clostridium difficile
  • Norwalk agent and related viruses
  • outbreaks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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