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November is C. diff Awareness Month

Nov 02, 2021 | Jaclyn Abramson

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. It is estimated to impact almost half a million people in the United States each year, and an estimated 29,300 deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working year-round to protect patients and reduce C. diff infections. Awareness surrounding C. diff is incredibly important and local health departments serve as a vital pathway to informing the public on the significance of protecting yourself and your family and stopping the spread of this deadly infection.

This C. diff Awareness Month, we encourage you to check out what CDC is doing to raise awareness:

You can visit CDC’s C. diff and antibiotic prescribing and use websites to learn more and share with your networks.


About Jaclyn Abramson

Jaclyn Abramson is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO Infectious Disease team. Learn more about how NACCHO works with local health departments to strengthen their capacity to prevent and control infectious diseases here.

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