Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff)

C. difficile is a spore-forming gram positive anaerobic bacillus that was first isolated from stools (human waste) in year 1935, but has lately come to much attention due to severe outbreaks across the Western world.

People in medical care risks serious infections (HAI) for example the C. difficile – which remains at historically high levels. C. difficile causes severe diarrhea (and is linked to 14,000 American deaths each year) and is highly problematic.

Those most at risk are people, especially older adults, who take antibiotics in medical care settings; hospitals, nursing homes and organized home healthcare. (Resource page with isolation information here)

Curas is focusing significant resources to ensure that high density facilities and this section of our website is providing up-to-date information about which Curas Infection Prevention products take aim at the C. difficile problems specifically. We invite you to study our product list for further details.