Is C Diff contagious?


Is C Diff contagious? It can be very contagious when it results in diarrhea. C Diff is a bacteria carried by many people without it making them ill.

Often the hand picks up c. difficile from a surface that has minute amounts of fecal contamination. The bacteria can then find it’s way into the mouth via touch, food etc. Family and friends of a C Diff sufferer can usually protect themselves by hand washing after contact, before meals and after toilet visits.

How is C Difficile Transmitted?
What is the C Diff Contagious Period?
Is There a Contagious C Diff Incubation Period?
Is C Diff Contagious Through Airborne Transmission?

Other C.Difficile Names or Abbreviations

What are the symptoms
How do I know I have it
How is it treated?
Is there a suggested C Diff diet
What is the 90% cured 'fecal transplant' therapy?
What is C Diff?
The C Diff Smell - Key Facts for You

Understanding Your C Diff Infection
  • What is C Diff
  • Symptoms: A Guide
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • How does it make you ill?
  • Colitis - The colon corroder
  • What are C Difficile toxins?
  • What is C Diff (Clostridium Difficile)?
  • Is it a bacteria
  • C Diff Test - Your Guide

  • How do you catch it
  • What is the Contagious Period?
  • Is There an Incubation Period
  • Is it contagious?
  • Is it Contagious Through Airborne Transmission?
  • How is it Transmitted?
  • How can it be prevented?

  • C Difficile Treatment
  • Why do some people have recurring infections?
  • What is the'fecal transplant' therapy?
  • Vancocin
  • Flagyl Treatment
  • Fidaxomicin
  • C Diff Treatment
  • C Diff Diet

  • Article written by Dave Roberts.
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    Cindy March 27, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Are my dogs at risk of coming down with C-Diff? My mother, who lives with us was diagnosed last week with C-diff. 2 of my 3 dogs have been vomiting, coughing & refusing to eat for 2 days. Is this a coincidence or not?


    admin March 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    It is not impossible, the medical journals have studies on c diff in dogs, but only a test by a vet will be able to clarify. It is more likely to be another cause.

    Dave Roberts


    Luca October 1, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Well I just got diagnosed with this today, and everything I’ve read so far doesn’t sound very good. About four weeks ago, I had very bad stomach pains, and diarrhea. Its gotten better, but I’m still having diarrhea. I’ve been taken probiotic vitamins, and just got a two week prescription of Metronidazole to take. I just wondered if this is safe, and effective, and will it help? Also what are the chances of my wife catching this from me. She in pregnant, and I don’t want anything risking her, or the baby. Any help would be appreciated.


    admin October 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    The drug you have been given often works. It is a mainstream well tested drug for C Difficile. The risk in house holds where you are all washing your hands 4-5 times a day is low. Shut the toilet lid before flushing.

    There is a risk but it is low



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