Date: October 24th, 2024

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Andrea Flinchum, CBIC President, 2024


      – There has been a significant rise in community-associated C. difficile infection (CA-CDI) worldwide in the last 10-15 years.
      – This suggests that there are sources or reservoirs of C. difficile in the community.
      – Many studies now indicate that production/food animals are now major reservoirs of C. difficile.
      – One Health is the concept that the health of humans, animals and the environment are connected.
      – To deal with the new problem of CA-CDI and One Health approach is required.