C. Diff. is a highly drug-resistant bacterium that causes diarrhea and severe lower intestinal inflammation, which can be life-threatening, the release noted.
"Environmental services departments continue to face increasingly more virulent and persistent pathogens as they work to keep health care facilities clean," said Paul B. Chaffin, vice president, Ecolab Healthcare North America.
"Developing effective methods to clean rooms contaminated with C. Diff. is particularly challenging due to the persistence of the spore in the environment. Virasept is an effective, non-bleach alternative that can help reduce the environmental transmission of challenging microorganisms like C. Diff.," Chaffin added.