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Clostridium difficile Infection

People getting medical care can catch serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). While most types of HAIs are declining, one – caused by the germ C. difficile – remains at historically high levels. C. difficile causes diarrhea linked to 14,000 American deaths each year. Those most at risk are people, especially older adults, who take antibiotics and also get medical care. CDC provides guidelines and tools to the healthcare community to help prevent Clostridium difficile infections as well as provides resources to help the public safeguard their own health.  

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patients Patients

General information for you and your family about Clostridium difficile, FAQs, resources for patients…

Clinicians Clinicians

FAQs, guidelines and recommendations, CDC expert commentaries…

hospital settings Facilities/Settings

Clostridium difficile infections tools, evaluating environmental cleaning tools…

State Health Departments State Health Departments

Clostridium difficile baseline prevention practices assessment tool, collaboration primer, collaborative Q/A, policy tools…

Vital Signs

 
CDC Vital Signs. Learn vital information about stopping C. difficile infections. Read CDC Vital Signs

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