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PHO Rounds: Microbiology - Should we screen for Clostridium difficile asymptomatic carriers?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Venue: By webinar
Laboratory Testing and Sciences
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds: Microbiology
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of health care–associated infection worldwide, and new preventive strategies are urgently needed. Current control measures do not target asymptomatic carriers, despite evidence that they can contaminate the hospital environment and health care workers’ hands and potentially transmit CDI to other patients.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Jean Longtin

Medical director of the LSPQ
Medical microbiologist and infectious diseases specialist at the CHU de Québec and Laval University Infectious diseseases research center.

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that CME credits cannot be provided for this session. For more information, contact


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