Is There a Contagious C Diff Incubation Period


When a family member or friend has a C Difficile outbreak we can be concerned about a possible spread and severe illness within weeks, for others. The reality is that most people, if they do become carriers as a result of a local infection, which is rare, could carry the bacteria for years without an active infection. Even when the c difficile has lodged in the intestine it usually does not provoke an infection straight away. The intestine contains many other ‘good’ bacteria that hold it in check. Taking antibiotics for other illnesses can have the effect of killing the good bacteria and allowing the c difficile to flourish.

If a family member or friend has an active c difficile infection then care with hand hygiene should be taken by all household members. Household members taking antibiotics for other conditions should be particularly vigilant as they will be more vulnerable to a possible infection outbreak.

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?

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 Your Symptoms: A Guide How is it diagnosed?
How does it make you ill?Colitis - The colon corroder
What are C Difficile toxins?What is Clostridium Difficile?
Is it a bacteriaC 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
What about recurring infections? What is the 'fecal transplant' therapy?
C Diff Drugs VancocinFlagyl TreatmentFidaxomicin (Dificid)
C Diff TreatmentC Diff Diet

Article written by Dave Roberts.
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