How to spread a superbug

Clostridium difficile (C. diff), is a gram-positive spore-forming anaerobic bacillus that is responsible for up to 25% of superbug diarrhea and almost every case of pseudomembranous colitis in adults. The biggest risk factor for C. diff infection is the administration of antibiotics to people over 65 years old. A recent study found C. diff spores on the bare hands of 24% of C. diff caregivers but none at all in the non-C. diff caregivers. C. diff often contaminates multiple sites, including the groin, chest, abdomen, forearms, and hands of infected patients. The next person, or caregiver, picks it up from the bed rail, bedside table, telephone, and call button in the hospital. Transmission of C. diff occurs most often via the hands of healthcare workers.

Let's have a show of hands for C diff

Let’s have a show of hands for C diff

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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