Scientific Article Discusses Spread of C-Dif

Infection control measures to limit the spread of Clostridium difficile, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
This abstract of a scientific article provides a good summary of how the C-Dif infection is so contagious and spread so easily in the hospital or health care institution setting, as well as a review of evidence-based guidelines to limit the spread of C. difficile. These include early diagnosis of C-Dif, surveillance of C-C-Dif cases, education of staff, appropriate use of isolation precautions, hand hygiene, protective clothing, environmental cleaning and cleaning of medical equipment, good antibiotic stewardship, and specific measures during outbreaks.

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