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One more damn thing to worry about: Clostridium difficile

This just in from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes diarrhea and other health issues, is a patient safety concern in all types of medical facilities, not just hospitals as traditionally thought, according to a new report today from the CDC. While many health care-associated infections, such as bloodstream infections, declined in the past decade, C. difficile infection rates and deaths climbed to historic highs. C. difficile is linked to about 14,000 U.S. deaths every year.

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