Monthly Archive: March 2012


CDC Reports C. Difficile Costs and Mortality Reach Historic Highs


The CDC reports that costs and mortality risks related to the GI borne bacteria C. Difficile remain at historically high levels, with a vast majority related to exposure in health care settings.  In a recent study, CDC researchers attribute environmental exposure to infectious C.diff spores, antibiotic -use, and misconceptions of the adequacy current infection prevention strategies …

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