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Select coverage from 5th Annual International C. diff Awareness Conference and Health EXPO is included below:

Why Current Environmental Cleaning Practices Used in Hospitals Aren't Making the Cut
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, explains why current environmental disinfection practices aren’t making the cut.
<i>C. difficile</i> Rates in the United Kingdom
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses C. difficile rates in the United Kingdom.
High-Touch Points in Hospital Rooms That Harbor Pathogenic Bacteria
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, discusses different high-touch surfaces in hospital rooms that are known to harbor pathogenic bacteria.
The Escalating Problem & Cost of Antimicrobial Resistance
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, provides insight into the growing problem and cost of antimicrobial resistance.
What Are the Next Steps for Ridinilazole?
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses what the next steps are for Summit Therapeutic’s ridinilazole.
Governmental Intervention Needed to Ensure Hospital Mattresses Get Cleaned Appropriately
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, stresses that the FDA and the CDC need to intervene to ensure that hospital mattresses get cleaned appropriately.
Understanding What Motivates Health Care Works Crucial to Reducing <i>C. diff</i> Rates
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, stresses that understanding what motivates health care workers’ actions is crucial for reducing C. diff rates in hospitals.
How Do <i>C. diff</i>-Associated Costs Compare With Other HAIs?
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, explains how costs associated with Clostridium difficile compare with other problematic health care-associated infections.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.