Clostridium difficile Infection Is on the RiseKenneley,, Irena L. PhD, APRN-BC, CICAJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 3 - p 62–67 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000444501.54723.5b Emerging Infections Abstract In Brief Author Information The emergence of an epidemic strain makes prevention and early diagnosis critical. A review of C. difficile's mode of transmission, its signs and symptoms, and the actions nurses can take to reduce its spread. Irena L. Kenneley is a clinical nurse specialist and an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. © 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved.