Clostridium difficile in ready-to-eat salads, Scotland

Marwah M. Bakri, Derek J. Brown, John P. Butcher, Alistair D. Sutherland

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Of 40 ready-to-eat salads, 3 (7.5%) were positive for Clostridium difficile by PCR. Two isolates were PCR ribotype 017 (toxin A-, B+), and 1 was PCR ribotype 001. Isolates were susceptible to vancomycin and metronidazole but variably resistant to other antimicrobial drugs. Ready-to-eat salads may be potential sources for virulent C. difficile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-818
Number of pages2
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


  • Chlostridium difficile
  • food microbiology


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