Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Belgium: Report 2016

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Abstract:

Key points The key points from data available in 2015 are: Participation of Belgian hospitals in CDI surveillance has remained high despite the fact that it was no longer compulsory The mean incidence of CDI in Belgian hospitals (1.87/1000 admissions) is the highest reported since 2009. The increase in HA-CDI incidence was marked in Flanders. The differences between regions are now negligible. The severity of the disease has not changed in recent years. There is a high diversity of circulating Clostridium difficile strains in Belgium, pointing to a large diversity of sources …

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