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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

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Community-associated Clostridium difficile Infections, Monroe County, New York, USA

Ghinwa DumyatiComments to Author , Vanessa Stevens, George E. Hannett, Angela D. Thompson, Cherie Long, Duncan MacCannell, and Brandi Limbago
Author affiliations: University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA (G. Dumyati, V. Stevens); State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA (V. Stevens); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (G.E. Hannett); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.D. Thompson, C. Long, D. MacCannell, B. Limbago)

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Table 4

Toxinotypes of strains from case-patients with CDI, Monroe County, New York, USA, March 1–August 31, 2008*

Characteristic HCFO, no. (%) CO-HCA, no. (%) CA, no. (%) Total, no. (%)
Total 41 40 38 119
Toxinotype
0 20 (48.8) 22 (55.0) 17 (44.7) 59 (49.6)
III 19 (46.3) 12 (30.0) 18 (47.4) 49 (41.2)
V 1 (2.4) 1 (2.5) 2 (5.3) 4 (3.4)
IX/XXIII 0 3 (7.5) 0 3 (2.5)
XII 1 (2.4) 1 (2.5) 0 2 (1.7)
XIV/XV 0 0 1 (2.6) 1 (0.8)
Nontoxigenic 0 1 (2.5) 1 (0.0) 1 (0.8)

*CDI, Clostridium difficile infection; HCFO, health care facility onset; CO-HCA, community onset–health care associated; CA, community associated.

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