Abstract

Clostridium difficile is the primary cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea globally. In unfavourable environments the organism produces highly resistant spores which can survive microbicidal insult. Our previous research determined the ability of C. difficile spores to adhere to clinical surfaces ; finding that spores had marked different hydrophobic properties and adherence ability. Investigation into the effect of the microbicide sodium dichloroisocyanurate on C. difficile spore transmission revealed that sub-lethal concentrations increased spore adherence without reducing viability.

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Original Title: 0409537E.TIF

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