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  • n. Clostridium difficile.

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  • The bacteria, known as C. difficile, causes about 500,000 infections and 30,000 deaths a year in the U.S., mostly among people in hospitals and the elderly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

  • The bacteria, known as C. difficile, causes about 500,000 infections and 30,000 deaths a year in the U.S., mostly among people in hospitals and the elderly, according to the

  • The study also found that children with C. difficile had a 20% higher risk of dying, 36% higher rates of surgical colectomy removal of a section of the intestine, and were hospitalized more than four times as long.

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  • A method for making instant steam, without the need for electricity, promises to be useful for tackling antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ like MRSA and C. difficile, as well as removing chewing gum from pavements and powering environmentally friendly cars, reports Nina Morgan in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI.

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  • In addition to C. difficile, "PPIs facilitate other intestinal infections," DuPont said, including "Salmonella, Campylobacter, Vibrios including cholera and Listeria - all important causes of food-borne disease."

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  • The next day, there were signs posted in the hallway of the hospital warning of an outbreak of C. difficile.

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  • The infectious bacteria C. difficile has claimed the life of another Ontario patient in the Niagara region this weekend, raising the death toll to 26 linked to the outbreak.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • This may be even more dangerous than the creation of superbugs, like C. difficile, he warns.

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  • Intelligent Medical Devices, Inc., a developer of diagnostic tests, has received approval from European regulators to market its test for the hospital-acquired infection, C. difficile, the company announced Monday.

  • A hospital in Niagara Falls is now dealing with an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a superbug known as MRSA, as well as C. difficile, she said.

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