clostridium perfringens


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Related to clostridium perfringens: Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin
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Noun1.clostridium perfringens - anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
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One of the most common bacteria involve in the food poisoning is Clostridium perfringens (C.
We describe an unusual and protracted course of disease in 6 captive brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), which was believed to result from toxicosis by toxovar A produced by a mixed infection with Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens.
The 13 unsatisfactory samples comprised five milk samples detected with total bacterial counts exceeding the legal limit; two crab samples and a preserved mustard sample detected with cadmium exceeding the legal limits; a bottled fruit juice sample and a dried mango sample found to contain undeclared preservatives; a Chinese lettuce sample detected with pesticide residue at a level exceeding the legal limit; a hairy crab sample found to contain dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls at a level exceeding the action level adopted by the CFS; and a laksa sample detected with excessive Clostridium perfringens, a pathogen.
Seven specimens (four from food workers and three from attendees) were culture-positive for Clostridium perfringens, and specimens from all attendees contained C.
Clostridium botulinum, Clostridium perfringens, Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli [STEC], Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp, Shigella spp.
The present study was designed to compare the effect of an antibiotic, an organic acid and a probiotic on performance traits, blood biochemical parameters, ileal histology and antioxidant status in broilers during finishing phase exposed to Clostridium perfringens challenge.
Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, and Staphylococcus aureus-United States, 1998-2008.
Clostridium perfringens is one of the most important food-borne pathogen of humans and animals causing both histotoxic diseases and intestinal infections (4-7).
Among their topics are general physiological and virulence properties of the pathogenic clostridia, disease produced by Clostridium perfringens type A in mammalian species, diseases produced by Clostrium difficile, gas gangrene (malignant edema), bacillary hemoglobinuria, and botulism.
Entre los microorganismos que se pueden encontrar en estos moluscos, destacan aquellos que forman parte de la biota natural del medio marino, como los generos Alcaligenes, Acinetobacter, Bacillus, Pseudomonas o Vibrio, y los microorganismos fecales, que tienen su origen en las aguas residuales que llegan al mar, como Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Clostridium perfringens, Shigella o los virus entericos [28].

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