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C.Diff Rates Decrease Due to Coronavirus Protocols

hand_washing_homepage_shutterstock_630315251Protocols enacted by hospital environmental services (EVS) staff and health care workers to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have also been effective against another infectious disease—Clostridium. difficile (C. diff).
A study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that the incidence of C. diff substantially decreased in 2020 compared to the previous three years due to steps taken to reduce COVID-19 infection, specifically a greater attention to hand hygiene, the use of masks, and the proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE). Read more

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