Longitudinal study on the detection of Clostridioides difficile at the Fargo Veteran Affairs Community Living Center.

Am J Infect Control 2020 07 19;48(7):843-845. Epub 2019 Nov 19.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fargo, ND; Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Fargo, ND.

Our study used C Diff Banana Broth to evaluate the occurrence of positive Clostridioides difficile spores in new and preexisting hospital rooms. C difficile incidence was 5.5%. Analysis using multiple linear regression found that rooms with contact precautions in place were significant predictors of a positive sample (P ≤ .001). Room occupancy was not a significant predictor (P = .544). Thus it could be interpreted that the environment can be a significant carrier for C difficile.

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July 2020

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