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The Clostridium difficile bacteria spreads when an infected person has a bowel movement, does not wash his hands, and touches a surface or another person, explains Drugs.com. The bacteria may be on surfaces such as the t... More »

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Infection with the Clostridium difficile bacteria causes infectious diarrhea, known as Clostridium difficile colitis. While Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile, isn't as common as other intestinal bacteria,... More »

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According to the Center for Disease Control, clostridium difficile can survive on a variety of surfaces and materials, including clothing. This means it has the potential to spread through laundry. Washing clothes using ... More »

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Neutropenic precautions are steps, such as washing hands frequently and staying away from sick people, that those suffering with neutropenia take to avoid infections, explains Drugs.com. Neutropenia is a condition in whi... More »

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Patients with the clostridium difficile bacteria should take plenty of fluids and foods with soluble fiber, says Mayo Clinic. They should also consume fermented foods such as yogurt to introduce probiotics to the body, a... More »

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Antibiotic medication and surgery in severe conditions are the main treatment options for Clostridium difficile infection. An estimated 20 percent of people with C. difficile become infected again after treatment, notes ... More »

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Clostridium botulinum are bacteria responsible for serious food poisoning, says the U.S Department of Agriculture. The neurotoxin produced by C. botulinum is one of the most toxic chemical known to science, and ingesting... More »

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