What’s C-diff?

Toxins produced by Clostridium Difficile or C-diff can cause acute diarrhea and is linked to 20,000 American deaths each year.

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How is C-diff spread?

This bacterial infection is spread hand to mouth. People become infected by contact with surfaces contaminated with fecal material/human waste. In hospitals, healthcare workers can spread C-diff when their hands become contaminated and they provide care to a susceptible patient.

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How is C-diff prevented?

We can all fight C-diff by washing our hands with soap and water after using the bathroom. Sanitizing hand gel is not enough.

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Who’s at risk?

Individuals on antibiotics are more likely to succumb to a C-diff infection. Caregivers of C-diff patients are at a greater risk of contracting the illness. Most C-diff deaths occur in individuals over 65.

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C-diff signs and symptoms

  • Watery diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain/tenderness

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Test Your C-diff Risk Level

1 in 5 North Texans may carry the C-diff germ. Answer a few simple questions to test C-diff risk level.