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Acute Communicable Disease Control


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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
E-Mail:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile is a gram-positive, spore-forming bacillus. Infection is most commonly characterized by watery diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Asymptomatic colonization may occur, especially among persons in healthcare settings. C. difficile is present in stool and can be transmitted from person to person or by a contaminated environment. To cause infection, C. difficile must be ingested and the normal colonic flora must be disrupted (e.g., from antibiotic exposure). 

 


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