Exposure to contaminated bed nearly doubles patient’s C. difficile risk

Staying in a hospital room or bed previously occupied by someone with Clostridioides difficile nearly doubles a patient’s risk for hospital onset-C. difficile infection, researchers found.
“This study was born out of lived experience and opportunity. Our hospital system replaced all the mattresses … while around the same time there had been national reports of mattress covers failing to prevent fluids from leaking into the mattress itself,” Lucy S. Witt MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and director of antimicrobial stewardship

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