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Clostridioides difficile

One of the most common pathogens of nosocomial diarrheal diseases

Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) are among the most common healthcare-associated infections, including antibiotic-induced diarrhoea and pseudomembranous colitis. The spores can be transmitted directly or indirectly to other persons, e.g., during contact with infected patients, contaminated hands, or via contaminated surfaces of a diseased person's environment. CDIs often manifest during hospitalization. Transmission can be prevented by extended hygiene measures. Because of the environmental resistance and long survival time of spores, hand washing and surface disinfection play a significant role in C. difficile infections. Read all about these topics here:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Surface disinfection and cleaning
  • Extended hygiene measures for CDI-patients
  • and much more

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