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Prevention of infectious diseases is not segregated to healthcare facilities.  Infectious diseases are transmitted in daycares, schools, offices, gyms, public transportation and healthcare facilities alike. The control of infectious diseases can only be achieved through due diligence of following hygiene practices such as cough etiquette and hand hygiene and routine cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces, hand contact surfaces and appropriate reprocessing of medical devices.  The PATHOGEN section is intended to provide key reference documents such as fact sheets, cleaning and disinfection protocols, public health documents and infection prevention and control guidelines to help control the spread of disease.

Bug of the Month

Who: Clostridium difficile

What:
Gram positive, spore forming anaerobic bacillus bacteria

Where:
Lives in the gastrointestinal tract or stool


How:
Spreads through the fecal oral route

Visit our Pathogen Fact Sheet Section for more information