Clostridium perfringens

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Formerly C. welchii, a bacterium that is a rare cause of food-borne infection, causing severe abdominal pain, flatulence, and diarrhoea, with recovery within about twenty-four hours. Mainly acquired from cooked meat; the organism can multiply very rapidly under favourable conditions, doubling in number every eight to ten minutes.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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