C. diff Epidemic: What You Must Know
Why C. diff Is Spreading, Why It's More Deadly, How to Protect Your Family
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How is C. diff prevented?
C. diff is a preventable disease. There are two main means of prevention:
- Wash your hands. Frequent and careful hand washing keeps you from getting C. diff spores on your hands and carrying them to your mouth.
- Use antibiotics only when absolutely necessary. Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses, so don't demand antibiotics from your doctor every time you get the sniffles or a cough.