Note: C difficile spores will not be killed by alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Soap and water is more effective. Using gloves is also an effective means of preventing spread, although they are not required.

Yes, if

Yes, when all the following criteria are met:

Note: It is not necessary to demonstrate negative C difficile stool test results to be readmitted to the group setting. C difficile is caused by antibiotic use; however, it is treated with a different antibiotic than the one that caused the infection.

Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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