The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: C. difficile was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis.
Erin Archer Kelser, RN, BSN, CIC is not only an Infection Preventionist but she is a freelance writer and runs the website, germnurse.com. The conversation included C. diff disease and how it occurs, the symptoms, how it’s spread, treatment and so much more.
In addition, I played a very good interview about norovirus and discussed an article chock full of stats and info about human papilloma virus (HPV) and the link to a variety of cancers.
The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at http://1380thebiz.com/
Listen to the podcast below:
- Blood Clots: An interview with Dr. Jack Ansell
- Superbug due to mcr-1 gene, Introducing InfectionControl.tips
- Leprosy in the US; Ticks 101: Outbreak News This Week Radio Show