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The RNA component of the genetic material in an organism.

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As an example, EPIMIC, our third surveillance system not described here (Figure 1) (15,16), allowed us to detect a nosocomial outbreak of the hypervirulent Clostridium difficile ribotype O27 that started in March 2013 (19).
Health Protection Scotland, an agency that monitors infectious diseases, was the first to identify the strain, known as ribotype 332.
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The emergence of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 in Denmark - a possible link with the increased consumption of fluoroquinolones and cephalosporins?
Since the early 2000s, hypervirulent strains (particularly PCR ribotype 027, also known as NAP-1 or BI) have been responsible for major outbreaks and subsequent increased mortality in the northern hemisphere, especially North America and Europe (2-4).
4,5,22) Interestingly, one report highlighted different performance characteristics for GDH algorithms depending upon bacterial ribotype.
However, it has been noted that a single band may not always represent a single bacterial strain or ribotype (Sekiguchi et al.
Clostridium difficile ribotype 078 is an emerging hypervirulent strain increasingly implicated in the sharp surge in community-acquired C.
diff known as ribotype 027 into Wales and increased testing for and Vale NHS Trust, said: "We are unable to go into detail about individual cases but my condolences to Dale Harry and his family.
difficile known as ribotype 027 into Wales and increased testing for C.
The new epidemic strain (PFGE type BI/NAP1, also called ribotype 027) appears to be more virulent.