July 2019
C.diff
Physician, Nurse, Other Licensed Professionals, Patient, Relative, Visitor, Caregiver
No

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How do I get C. diff? Even though antibiotics are helpful to fight certain infections, they can destroy your stomach’s good bacteria. This can cause the C. diff germ to grow and may make you sick. C. diff can also be spread when you touch something that is soiled with the bowel movement (stools) from someone who’s infected, like if someone uses the bathroom without washing their hands and touches a doorknob.

Ask your doctor if you have questions, or visit https://www.cdc.gov/cdiff/ for more information.

How can I prevent C. diff?

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Ask your doctor if you have questions, or visit https://www.cdc.gov/cdiff/ for more information. 

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