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I need to know what the incubation period for C Diff infection

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I need to know what the incubation period for C Diff infection is after exposure. Also, what is the life span of the spore on soft surfaces in the home? Please tell all your folks that bleach and water is the only solution that will kill this bacteria. Thank you.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  PK replied 5 years ago.

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C.Difficile produces hardy spores and it can survive on surfaces from weeks to months thus it is important to clean the surfaces with a bleach solution containing chlorine

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So they should get this bleach solution and disinfect the area

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Hands should be washed clean with soap and warm water

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People who are around the infected person need to take these precautions

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I hope you have gone through my answer?

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As for the incubation period ...some people can acquire this bacterial infection and not be symptomatic for long periods even months .

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So at this point of time it is important that your son has his house sterilized and your grandson gets the treatment

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I request you to go through the link below as not only does it further substantiate my statements but also gives a detailed account on the same

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