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8. How can I avoid transmitting C. difficile at home?

When someone in the household has diarrhea caused by a C. difficile infection, the most effective and simplest method to prevent its transmission is for the patient and members of the family to wash their hands regularly. Since certain objects and surfaces often touched by the patient may be contaminated, the patient's room and the bathroom should be cleaned more frequently, using liquid bleach (1 part liquid bleach diluted in 9 parts water). Clothes may be washed as usual, using regular detergent and hot or warm water.

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