Clostridium difficile infections
Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic bacterium, widely distributed in soil and the intestinal tracts of animals. The clinical spectrum of C. difficile infection (CDI) ranges from mild diarrhoea to severe life threatening pseudomembranous colitis. CDI is generally, but not always associated with previous use of antibiotics. Read more facts on Clostridium difficile infections
Surveillance and disease data
Hospital-based surveillance of CDIs in EU/EEA using a common European protocol allows hospitals in the countries to collect comparable data.