Epidemiology and control of Clostridium difficile infections in healthcare settings: an update.

  title={Epidemiology and control of Clostridium difficile infections in healthcare settings: an update.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Barbut and Gabrielle N. Jones and C. H. J. Eckert},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  volume={24 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) has dramatically changed over the last decade in both North America and Europe. The objectives of this review are to highlight the recent epidemiological data and to provide an overview of the current knowledge of infection control measures. RECENT FINDINGS Since 2003, many countries have reported increased incidence of CDI and outbreaks of severe cases of CDI. This trend is assumed to be due, in part, to the… CONTINUE READING
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