Clostridium difficile Reporting
In 2009, as part of the Emerging Infections Program, MDH initiated population-based surveillance for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in Benton, Morrison, Stearns, and Todd Counties. In 2012, surveillance was expanded to include Olmsted County. C. difficile infection is not reportable statewide under the Minnesota Communicable Diseases Reporting Rule.
What to report
- All patients with C. difficile infections who are residents of Benton, Morrison, Olmsted, Stearns, and Todd County residents must be reported to MDH within one working day.
Who should to report
- Healthcare providers and laboratories serving residents of Benton, Morrison, Stearns, Todd, and Olmsted counties are required to report cases of C. difficile.
How to report
- Yellow Card
The MDH "Yellow Card" (previously known as the "blue card") can be used to report confirmed or suspected cases of C. difficile to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Please call 651-201-5414 with reporting questions.
Submitting clinical materials
- Laboratory Testing and Protocols
Information about submitting isolates to MDH PHL.