You didn't get it because your immune system was strong enough to fight it off. Hospitalized patients are the ones that are at risk for getting c-diff. I could probably take care of a hundred patients with it and not get it. The reason we (nurses) wear gowns when taking care of these patients is not so much for our protection, but rather for the protection of our other patients. And c-diff definitely isn't new. It's been around for a while!
Lisa On Fri 12/12/08 10:18 AM , "Rosenfeldt, Diane" d...@quarles.com sent: Argh! My mother got C. diff when she was in a nursing home, and it was a horrible horrible thing. It didn't kill her, but it took months to clear up. She had fallen and broken a hip and a wrist, and the constant diarrhea made everything much much harder for her and her caretakers. I'm sort of surprised that I didn't get it from visiting her! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org