Bacterial and Fungal Infections

Jinhee Jo, IDWeek 2021: Global Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile

Published Online: November 4th 2021

It was a pleasure to meet with Dr Jinhee Jo (Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA) to discuss her study investigating the understanding of how C. Difficile is transmitted, and who it affects.

The abstract entitled: ‘Global Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile Demonstrates High Prevalence in Non-Healthcare Settings’ was presented at IDWeek 2021 (Virtual), 28 September – 3 October 2021.

Questions:

  1. What was the rationale for testing Clostridium difficile (C. diff) from both healthcare and non-healthcare sites?
  2. Could you give us an overview of your study, its sample size, and participating countries?
  3. What percentage of samples tested positive for C. diff and where was the bacteria found?
  4. How have these findings changed our understanding of C. diff infection?
  5. What can people do to prevent infection and reduce the spread of C. diff in the community?

Disclosures: Jinhee Jo has nothing to disclose in relation to this video.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Katey Gabrysch.

Filmed as a highlight of IDWeek, Virtual 2021

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