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Clostridium difficile is a type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. It can also cause diarrhea or other intestinal disorders in patients treated with antibiotics.
Analysis of toilet waste from international aircraft may lead to global surveillance of infectious diseases

Analysis of toilet waste from international aircraft may lead to global surveillance of infectious diseases

U-M microbiome research may lead to new ways to prevent, fight lung infections in patients

U-M microbiome research may lead to new ways to prevent, fight lung infections in patients

Major gaps found in existing evidence for best practices for cleaning hospital room surfaces to prevent HAIs

Major gaps found in existing evidence for best practices for cleaning hospital room surfaces to prevent HAIs

IU scientists find evidence that invisible war between microorganisms may affect human health

IU scientists find evidence that invisible war between microorganisms may affect human health

Hospitals can make patients sick, reveals Consumer Reports

Hospitals can make patients sick, reveals Consumer Reports

Mix of bacteria living in guts may band together to ward off dangerous infections

Mix of bacteria living in guts may band together to ward off dangerous infections

MGB Biopharma begins MGB-BP-3 Phase I clinical trial for treatment of Clostridium difficile infections

MGB Biopharma begins MGB-BP-3 Phase I clinical trial for treatment of Clostridium difficile infections

UTHealth scientist receives $1.9 million from NIH to develop non-antibiotic treatment for C. diff infections

UTHealth scientist receives $1.9 million from NIH to develop non-antibiotic treatment for C. diff infections

New collection of papers adds to mounting evidence of gut microbiome’s influential role in health

New collection of papers adds to mounting evidence of gut microbiome’s influential role in health

IPs spend more time in collecting and reporting hospital infection data than protecting patients

IPs spend more time in collecting and reporting hospital infection data than protecting patients

NHS Scotland's Golden Jubilee National Hospital deploys MicroStrategy platforms to improve patient care, enhance operations

NHS Scotland's Golden Jubilee National Hospital deploys MicroStrategy platforms to improve patient care, enhance operations

Stable IV formulation to treat systemic susceptible and resistant Gram-positive hospital-acquired infections

Stable IV formulation to treat systemic susceptible and resistant Gram-positive hospital-acquired infections

Salix Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Xifaxan 550 mg to treat IBS-D in adults

Salix Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Xifaxan 550 mg to treat IBS-D in adults

Roche announces FDA clearance for cobas Cdiff Test to detect C. difficile in stool specimens

Roche announces FDA clearance for cobas Cdiff Test to detect C. difficile in stool specimens

CSGI joins with two California hospitals to eradicate deadly Clostridium difficile infections

CSGI joins with two California hospitals to eradicate deadly Clostridium difficile infections

Treatment significantly reduces risk of CDI recurrence

Treatment significantly reduces risk of CDI recurrence

Fecal transplantation cures C. diff infection, eliminates multi-drug resistant pathogens

Fecal transplantation cures C. diff infection, eliminates multi-drug resistant pathogens

Luminex provides clinical trial update on ARIES HSV 1&2 Assay

Luminex provides clinical trial update on ARIES HSV 1&2 Assay

TAXIS Pharmaceuticals' TXA709 compound shows promise in combating antibiotic resistance

TAXIS Pharmaceuticals' TXA709 compound shows promise in combating antibiotic resistance

U-M study: Nearly half of American hospitals not taking key steps to prevent C. diff infections

U-M study: Nearly half of American hospitals not taking key steps to prevent C. diff infections