1. What is Clostridium difficile?
Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile, is a germ that has been around for a long time. A small percentage of the population (approximately 5%) may be carriers of this bacterium in their intestines without having any health problems and therefore does not require treatment. In fact, it lives in harmony with other types of bacteria normally found in the human intestine. This germ has the capacity to survive in the environment.
- 2. What is a C. difficile infection?
- 3. What are the symptoms of a C. difficile infection?
- 4. Who is at risk of for C. difficile infection?
- 5. How is C. difficile transmitted?
- 6. Can C. difficile be treated?
- 7. How can the spread of C. difficile in hospitals be prevented?
- 8. How can I avoid transmitting C. difficile at home?
- 9. When should we wash our hands?