Is C. diff contagious?


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C. diff can be spread to others through contact with feces, as well as through contact with surfaces where the infection is present, according to WebMD. C. diff can live on dry surfaces for a long time, making it easy to pick up the infection when touching an infected surface.

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Is C. diff contagious?
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Chances of contracting a C. diff infection can be minimized by practicing regular hand washing with soap and water, especially when in regular contact with someone who has a C. diff infection, according to WebMD. Using chlorine-based bleach products to clean surfaces and washing clothing with detergent and chlorine-based bleach can also stop the transmission of C. diff to others.

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