Clostridium difficile Activity

Limitations of Data

 

2017-2018 Clostridium difficile Activity

Limitations:

  • The data displayed in this graph are laboratory test data and do not represent clinical diagnoses. As such, the data can be utilized to illustrate trends in the activity of this agent. No conclusions as to the total number of cases of illness which occurred can be drawn from this data, due to variations in patterns of specimen submission and testing.
  • The data displayed in this graph were reported on a voluntary basis by Wisconsin laboratories.
  • Note that scales may vary between graphs and during the season.
  • A small number of specimens represented in the data may be due to repeat testing of the same patient for test of cure and not reflect new cases.