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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug;36(8):972-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.90. Epub 2015 Apr 27.

Outbreak of Clostridium difficile Infections at an Outpatient Hemodialysis Facility-Michigan, 2012-2013.

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1Epidemic Intelligence Service,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Atlanta,Georgia.
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4Portage Health Dialysis,Portage Health,Hancock,Michigan.
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5Department of Emergency Medicine,Mayo Clinic,Rochester,Minnesota.
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2Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Atlanta,Georgia.
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6Michigan Department of Community Health,Lansing,Michigan.

Abstract

Investigation of an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) at a hemodialysis facility revealed evidence that limited intrafacility transmission occurred despite adherence to published infection control standards for dialysis clinics. Outpatient dialysis facilities should consider CDI prevention, including environmental disinfection for C. difficile, when formulating their infection control plans.

PMID:
25913501
PMCID:
PMC4697730
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.90
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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