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Table 5 Typing data for C. difficile isolated from the general environment and patients

From: A prospective study to examine the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile contamination in the general environment of three community hospitals in southern Ontario, Canada

Hospital (n) Ribotype % per hospital (n) Toxinotype Toxin genes Visit number (n)
Environment:      1 2 3 4
A (6) 027 16.7% (1) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA 0 0 0 1
  078 16.7% (1) V tcdA, tcdB, cdtA 1 0 0 0
  MOH-AD 16.7% (1) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA 0 0 0 1
  MOH-O 16.7% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB 0 0 0 1
  GRH-A 16.7% (1) Not tested None 0 0 0 1
  OVC-J 16.7% (1) Not tested None 0 0 0 1
B (2) 027 50.0% (1) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA 0 0 1 0
  MOH-C 50.0% (1) IX tcdA, tcdB, cdtA 0 1 0 0
C (5) MOH-T 80.0% (4) 0 tcdA, tcdB 0 0 1 3
  OVC-J 20.0% (1) Not tested None 0 0 0 1
Patients:         
C (5) MOH-AG 20.0% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB 0 0 1 0
  MOH-T 20.0% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB 0 0 1 0
  MOH-V 20.0% (1) 0 tcdA, tcdB 0 1 0 0
  MOH-Y 20.0% (1) III tcdA, tcdB, cdtA 0 0 1 0
  OS-A 20.0% (1) Not tested None 0 0 1 0
  1. n = number of samples.