No substantial changes in C. difficile trends early in pandemic

Despite the changes and disruptions to care caused by COVID-19, researchers found that there were no significant changes in the incidence of Clostridioides difficile during the first year of the pandemic.“C. difficile is the most common pathogen causing health care-associated infections in the United States,” James Baggs, PhD, an epidemiologist in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, told Healio.The pandemic “caused substantial changes to health care delivery and antibiotic prescribing beginning in March 2020,” Baggs said. “Changes in bothRead More