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Inactivate C. Diff with Ozone

Clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, can be found in any environment. They are often found in human or animal food or feces. C. diff can cause severe diarrhea and colitis. What is interesting is that some people have these bacteria in their intestines. As a result, they are not affected by infections caused by such bacteria.

How to prevent the spread of C. diff

Normally, C. diff spreads when an infected person doesn’t use soap and water to wash their hands after using the toilet. If a person is infected and does not wash their hands thoroughly, the spores of the bacteria can spread to food, surfaces and other objects. These spores can live indoors for long periods of time, sometimes for weeks or months. When people touch the surfaces contaminated with C. diff, their spores can enter the body and cause infection.

C. diff can also live on people’s skin. When a healthy man touch the skin of an infected man, he can possibly get germs on the skin of his hands. According to the CDC, showering with soap and water can reduce C. diff on the body and reduce the risk of infection.

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The following processed foods can be a source of C. diff infection:

  • Raw meat such as beef, pork and chicken (bacteria spores can be inactivated by increasing the cooking time and temperature at 160-180°F and maintained for 15 minutes)
  • Ready-to-eat foods (cooked meat and minimally processed fruits and vegetables)
  • Shellfish and fish (usually eaten when it is raw or undercooked)

C. diff in meat for retail can come from spores in animal muscle or other tissues, fecal contamination or environmental contamination in carcasses, and contamination from processing, the CDC notes. In a packing plant, the spores can still be present and cause the contamination of carcasses and food products.

Our ozonators can produce ozonated water. Ozone gas is a strong oxidant. When it is dissolved in water, it still has a strong bactericidal effect. Ozonated water can achieve the sterilization of most harmful microorganisms including C. diff. Ozone can kill C. diff in a variety of applications including home environments, commercial environments, healthcare facilities, livestock farms and meat processing facilities.

What does C. diff affect?

People

Where do they appear most often?

Contaminated skin

Contaminated surfaces

Processed food

Where does it cause infection?

Colon

How do C. diff spread?

Touch contaminated skin

Touch contaminated surfaces

Eat processed food that has been contaminated

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People who are susceptible to C. diff

C. diff problems often emerge when antibiotics are taken or shortly after. Since after antibiotics are taken, the beneficial bacteria in the gut as well as the harmful ones will all be killed. As a result, people are roughly 5-10 times more likely to get infected by C. diff when taking antibiotics and in a month after they are taken.

In addition, there are still a few risks listed below:

  • People at the age of 65 and above
  • People who recently spent time in a hospital or a nursing home
  • Weakened immune systems in people with AIDS, cancer or after organ transplantation after taking immunosuppressant drugs
  • Have been infected with or been specifically exposed to C. diff

Symptoms caused by a C. diff infection

According to CDC, most people infected with C. diff can have the following symptoms after being infected:

Fever

Diarrhea

Nausea

Loss of appetite

Stomachache

A severe C. diff infection can lead to dehydration and even hospitalization. C. diff can also cause colitis, causing bleeding and the production of pus.

Sources for C. Diff:

You can find the above information on the following page. To learn more about C. diff, please read the full article.

  • CDC: Clostridioides difficile
  • NCBI: Clostridium difficile Infection in Older Adults
  • Clostridium difficile in Foods and Animals: History and Measures to Reduce Exposure
  • CFAES: Researchers: Food May Be Source of C. diff Infections
  • Mayo Clinic: C. difficile Infection

Learn more and buy our Ozonators to inactivate C. diff

Made in China, all of our ozonators use selected components and parts in the production. Our ozonators are made of high quality materials and adopt durable components for the sterilization of microorganisms including C. Diff. With the help of our ozonators, removing C. diff will not be difficult any more.

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