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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Emergent C. diff strain, RT244, associated with more severe disease: Study

Researchers from Monash University in Victoria, Australia have identified a new, more virulent strain of Clostridium difficile. The research was published this month in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases. Clostridium More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Clostridium difficile infections in children frequently due to antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices: CDC

The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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C. diff, fecal transplants and OpenBiome: An interview with Mark Smith

On the Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I had the opportunity to talk about C. diff, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and the operations of OpenBiome with Research More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Guelph General Hospital declares C diff outbreak

Due to an increase in the numbers of Clostridium difficile cases during September and October, in consultation with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, officials at Guelph General Hospital (GGH) have declared More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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CDC: 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections annually

Every year, more than two million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 1st, 2013
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Should the FDA mess with the success of fecal transplants and tighten regulations?

Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a very serious, and potentially life threatening condition for many who received antibiotic, particularly older , hospitalized patients. In fact, according to the CDC, C. diff More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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C. difficile outbreak declared at St. Catharines General Hospital

An outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) has been declared at the St. Catharines General Site’s Oncology Medical/Palliative Unit in the wake of five confirmed cases on the unit during the past two weeks, More...


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