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Clostridium difficile RT 078/ST11: A Threat to Community Population and Pigs Identified in Elder Hospitalized Patients in Beijing, China

  • Jijiang Suo (a1), Zhongqiang Yan (a1), Yuan Wu (a2), Wen Ge Li (a2), Wen Zhu Zhang (a2), Xiao Shu Liu (a2), Yunxi Liu (a1) and Jinxing Lu (a2)...
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Address correspondence to Yunxi Liu, Department of Nosocomial Infection Management and Disease Control Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Road Haidian District, Beijing 100853, China (yunxiliu6511@aliyun.com) or Jinxing Lu, State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chang Bai Road 155, Chang Ping District, Beijing, China (lujinxing@icdc.cn)
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