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Clindamycin-Resistant Clone of Clostridium difficile PCR Ribotype 027, Europe

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Letters.indd LETTERS Emerging Infectious Diseases • • Vol. 14, No. 9, September 2008 1485 Mayboun Heuangvongsy, Chanpheng Thammavong, Bouachanh Rasachack, Bounkong Syhavong, Nicholas J. White, Suriyasack Thongpaseuth, Anisone Changthongthip, Viengmone Davong, Olay Lattana, Manivanh Vongsouvath, Kai-amporn Keopaseuth, Sengmani Symanivong, Viengmala Sihalath, and Alatsany Chandara for participating in the study; and Ponmek Dalaloy and Som- mone Phounsavath for support. This study was supported by the Wellcome Trust–Mahosot Hospital–Ox- ford Tropical Medicine Research Collabo- ration, which was supported by the Well- come Trust of Great Britain. Philippe Parola, Stuart D. Blacksell, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Simaly Phongmany, Jean-Marc Rolain, Nicholas P.J. Day, Paul N. Newton, and Didier Raoult Author affi liations: World Health Organiza- tion Collaborative Center for Rickettsial Dis- eases and Other Arthropod Borne Bacte- rial Diseases, Marseille, France (P. Parola, J.-M. Rolain, D. Raoult); Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Laos (S.D. Blacksell, R. Phetsou- vanh, S. Phongmany, N.P.J. Day, P.N. New- ton); University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (S.D. Blacksell, N.P.J. Day, P.N. Newton); and Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (S.D. Blacksell, N.P.J. Day) DOI: 10.3201/eid1409.071259 References 1. Phongmany S, Rolain JM, Phetsouvanh R, Blacksell SD, Soukkhaseum V, Rasa- chack B, et al. Rickettsial infections and fever, Vientiane, Laos. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:256–62. 2. Tamura A, Yamamoto N, Koyama S, Makisaka Y, Takahashi M, Urabe K, et al. Epidemiological survey of Orientia tsutsugamushi distribution in fi eld rodents in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and discov- ery of a new type. Microbiol Immunol. 2001;45:439–46. 3. Mahajan SK, Rolain JM, Kashyap R, Bak- shi D, Sharma V, Prasher BS, et al. Scrub typhus in Himalayas. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1590–2. 4. Jiang J, Chan TC, Temenak JJ, Dasch GA, Ching WM, R

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