March 12, 2012¬†—¬†Clostridium difficile is an important healthcare-acquired pathogen that is responsible for a number of diseases of the intestines, including Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD). Contact Precautions, diligent hand washing (with soap and water), and cleaning of environmental surfaces are typically required to control and prevent its transmission. An opportunistic, spore-forming, gram-positive, anaerobic bacillus, C….

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