Breaking Down Resistant Rumors and C diff Disinfectants

On top of these startling statistics, C diff also poses a challenge because the bacterium is particularly environmentally hardy. When it’s in its spore form, it’s quite resistant to disinfectants and ultimately requires bleach-based products (Clorox has become the strongest tool in our arsenal to combatting C diff). Moreover, even alcohol-based hand sanitizers aren’t enough to get rid of the bug, which requires health care workers and patients to use soap and water as a way to get the spores off through friction.

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