Focus: Infection Control

Study says patients often bring C. Diff in with them

January 7, 2020

A new study on Clostridioides difficile suggests that it isn’t always acquired in hospitals, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

A recent study found that 1 in 10 patients admitted to a New York hospital who did not have diarrhea were found to be carriers of C. diff. 

The lead author of the study said that while it has generally been assumed that patients get the bacteria during their stay in the hospital. 

The study suggested hospitals should try to identify carriers of C. diff to prevent the spread on infection.

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