The antibiotic resistance-related bacteria fight back
— only take the antibiotics with prescriptions!
- 65 years old or above
- taking antibiotics
- stayed at a hospital or nursing home recently
- have a weakened immune system
This may kill the good bacterium in your digestive tract microbiome. Make sure you take in accordance with doctors prescription.
Where germs are easily found in the environment. Keep personal hygiene.
due to certain diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, etc. which would hard to keep the health gate safe.
Diarrhea caused by C. diff is infectious especially in hospital and healthcare-associated places. There are over 200,000 estimated cases every year and 12,800 deaths in the United States (2017). In Hong Kong, there are more than 20,000 suspected cases and 2,000-3,000 reported cases annually since 2017 and mostly occurred in hospitals. As the inpatient number in Hong Kong is high, it is important to be aware of the prevention to reduce the risk of group outbreaks.
There are still ways to prevent infection of C. difficile
Prevention of suffering from C. difficile
- Keep a hygienic environment with chlorine bleach disinfection
- Keep your hands hygienic
- Control antibiotics use
- Patients infected by C. diff should be isolated.
To keep the environment bacterium-free, chlorine bleach and other natural disinfection ways are recommended to reduce the risk of infection within the same environment.
Hand hygiene is always the first move to prevent infectious diseases.
Use antibiotics only under the doctor’s prescription, and follow the whole treatment prescribed by doctor.
Isolation gowns and disposable gloves are necessary for hospital staff and visitors to prevent the spread and infection of C. diff.
** C. diff spores could not be killed by alcohol-based hand sanitizers!! **
** Wash your hands with (liquid) soap and running water! **
Let’s fight the disease!
Source: What is C. diff? (CDC)Epidemiology, prevention and control of Clostridium difficile associated outbreaks in Hong Kong (Centre for Health Protection, HKSAR) Statistics on Antimicrobial Resistance Control – Clostridiodes (Clostridium) difficile (Centre for Health Protection, HKSAR) Epidemiology, prevention and control of Clostridium difficile associated outbreaks in Hong Kong (Centre for Health Protection, HKSAR)
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