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Characterisation of Clostridium difficile Hospital Ward–Based Transmission Using Extensive Epidemiological Data and Molecular Typing

  • A. Sarah Walker equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: A. Sarah Walker, David W. Eyre

    asw@ctu.mrc.ac.uk

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit, London, United Kingdom

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  • David W. Eyre equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: A. Sarah Walker, David W. Eyre

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • David H. Wyllie,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Kate E. Dingle,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Rosalind M. Harding,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Lily O'Connor,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • David Griffiths,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Ali Vaughan,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • John Finney,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Mark H. Wilcox,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, The General Infirmary, Old Medical School, Leeds, United Kingdom, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Derrick W. Crook,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Tim E. A. Peto, on behalf of the Infections in Oxforshire Research Database

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001172

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