C. difficile, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening diarrhea, colitis, and septicemia, is a major health threat. More than 14,000 Americans die annually from C. difficile, and almost 80% of C. difficile deaths occur in hospitals. People over 65, and who have other illnesses or conditions requiring prolonged use of antibiotics are at great risk of acquiring this disease. People can become infected if … read more …
 
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