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The Contagion® C. Difficile specialty page provides c. difficile-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Understanding Why <i>Clostridium Difficile</i> Infections Occur in the Community
After differentiating between Clostridium difficile’s impact in the hospital versus the community setting, Peter L. Salgo, MD; Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS; Dale N. Gerding, MD; and Erik Dubberke, MD, explore the types of people most at risk for developing the infection in the community and discuss disease severity.
GenePOC C. Diff Test Approved by FDA
The FDA has cleared the molecular test which is able to detect presence of the toxin within 70 minutes.
U.S. Governors Are Applauded for Proclaiming November <i>Clostridium difficile</i> (<i>C.difficile</i>, <i>C.diff.</i>) Infection Awareness Month
Many US Governors have signed a state proclamation proclaiming November 2017 as Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness Month,
The Key to Preventing <i>C. difficile</i>? Reducing Antibiotics—Part 3
Check out the third portion of our exclusive interview with Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, as we discuss how reducing antibiotics could be key to preventing C. difficile infections.
Challenges to Disinfecting Hospital Rooms to Prevent C. difficile—Part 2
Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, sat down with Contagion® to discuss the challenges of disinfecting hospital rooms to prevent C. difficile.
Strategies to Prevent & Control <i>C. difficile</i> in Health Care Facilities—Part 1
In an exclusive interview with Contagion®, Maureen Spencer, Accelerate Diagnostics, discusses different strategies to prevent and control C. difficile in health care facilities.
Is a "Hard Stop" Method the Key to Reducing Inappropriate <i>C. difficile</i> Testing?
A testing stewardship effort found that using a “hard stop” alert system may help reduce inappropriate C. difficile testing.
Healthcare-Associated Infections Are Being Used to Highlight Poor Administration Practices
Hospital employees are increasingly using hospital infection rates to highlight gaps in training, education, and staffing.