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how long is one considered contagious with c diff?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.
Answered on Sep 23, 2019
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: If you are intimate with the individual who has had c. Difficile colitis they may still be a stool carrier and have the potential to give it to you. If this is casual contact, transmission is not likely once the diarrhea has stopped. But continue washing hands and taking routine sanitary precautions.
Answered on Oct 16, 2012

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