A female asked:
is c. diff contagious through airborne?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Scholand answered
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely not: C. diff is a disease transmitted by the 'fecal-oral' route, which sounds disgusting because it is. Spores from another patient can contaminate the environment that someone might have visited earlier (like a shared bathroom in a 2 bed room in a hospital). Once those are ingested, under certain conditions (antibiotic use mostly), the spores can germinate and cause infection. C. diff can be bad news.
Answered on Aug 19, 2019
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