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Types A and F Clostridium perfringens in healthcare wastewater from Ghana

Authors
  • Kawamura, Taira
  • Prah, Isaac
  • Mahazu, Samiratu
  • Ablordey, Anthony
  • Saito, Ryoichi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Dec 05, 2023
Volume
89
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1128/aem.01619-23
Source
ASM Journals
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Abstract

Clostridium perfringens causes gas gangrene and food poisoning in humans, and monitoring this bacterium is important for public health. Although whole-genome sequencing is useful to comprehensively understand the virulence, resistome, and global genetic relatedness of bacteria, limited genomic data from environmental sources and developing countries hamper our understanding of the richness of the intrinsic genomic diversity of this pathogen. Here, we successfully accumulated the genetic data on C. perfringens strains isolated from hospital effluent and provided the first evidence that predicted pathogenic C. perfringens may be disseminated in the clinical environment in Ghana. Our findings suggest the importance of risk assessment in the environment as well as the clinical setting to mitigate the potential outbreak of C. perfringens food poisoning in Ghana.

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