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Foodborne Gastroenteritis Associated with Providencia alcalifaciens

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Infectious Diseases
Nutrition

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Providencia alcalifaciens is usually considered a commensal bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract. However, it can cause a foodborne gastroenteritis under certain circumstances. It has been implicated in outbreaks in Japan, the Czech Republic and Kenya.

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