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El Camino steps up fight against deadly disease

Original post made on Jun 7, 2011

A difficult-to-pronounce disease commonly found in nursing homes and hospitals is a growing problem, according to a Mountain View health official.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 10:43 AM

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Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jun 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Well, this doctor has a s***load of work to do! ( pun intended ).

Under the LAST administration, ECH had an atmosphere of NON CLEANLINESS that fostered the growth of C-DIFF cases. That infection from my last treatment at the hospital gave me a C-DIFF infection that lasted for WEEKS. I had to get the proper treatment in CO....and the diagnosis was wait it out...provided you don't dehydrate and die from it. I was discouraged from going for a visit to a hospital in CO...THEY knew about it and didn't want it!

That is the problem...ECH HAS HAD A C-DIFF infection problem for YEARS.

Removal of this " little problem " will require some drastic measures to the physical plant, not just the " Band-Aid " approach to treating this problem....

How do you AUTOCLAVE a whole building?


Posted by Mary, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jun 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

C. Diff is not killed by using the hand gels/sanitizers that are used ubiquitously now in hospitals and clinics. This brings back into focus the old fashioned idea of washing your hands with soap and warm water. What a concept!!

As consumers, we have an obligation to request our health care practitioners if they have come into contact w/ C.Diff and to wash their hands with soap and water before they come near us.

Again, C-diff is NOT killed by hand sanitizers. Tell your friends and request what you need.


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