Ebony G Williams
Professor Christine Sanders
April 6, 2011
Clostridium Difficile is now considered to be one the most important causes of health care-associated infections. C. diff infections are also emerging in the community and in animals used for food, and are no longer viewed simply as unpleasant complications that follow antibiotic therapy. Since 2001, the prevalence and severity of C. diff infection has increased significantly, which has led to research on C. diff. This research summarizes C. diff background, causes, symptoms, infection occurs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This will give the reader some type of aspect about C.diff.
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The majority of C. diff cases occur in health care settings where germs spread easily on hands from person to person, but also on cart handles, bedrails, bedside, tables, toilets, sinks, stethoscopes, thermometers, and even telephones and remote controls. Also we have even bigger problems it is not only in our medical facilities also the public. C. diff has become a problem to the public in our schools, our gyms, and everywhere else that people are. According to the CDC, 20% of all C. diff infections are community-associated, organizing outside of healthcare environments.
Diagnosis of C. diff, doctors often suspect C. diff in anyone with diarrhea who has taken antibiotics during