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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.
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

Focus Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit

Focus Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit

Infectious diseases experts release new guidance to avoid infections during hospital visits

Infectious diseases experts release new guidance to avoid infections during hospital visits

Fecal microbiota transplantation more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections

Fecal microbiota transplantation more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections

Study finds C. difficile infection increases hospital readmission rates

Study finds C. difficile infection increases hospital readmission rates

Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

Deadly C. difficile affected almost half a million in the U.S over one year

Deadly C. difficile affected almost half a million in the U.S over one year

Researchers reveal how C. difficile wreaks havoc on guts, causes life-threatening diseases

Researchers reveal how C. difficile wreaks havoc on guts, causes life-threatening diseases

Synthetic Biologics reports positive results from SYN-004 Phase 1b trial to prevent C. difficile infection

Synthetic Biologics reports positive results from SYN-004 Phase 1b trial to prevent C. difficile infection

Risks and benefits of fecal microbiota transplant

Risks and benefits of fecal microbiota transplant

Bathing critically ill patients with chlorhexidine wipes does not prevent ICU infections

Bathing critically ill patients with chlorhexidine wipes does not prevent ICU infections

MGB Biopharma provides update on business performance for 2014

MGB Biopharma provides update on business performance for 2014

Synthetic Biologics doses first patient in SYN-004 Phase 1b trial to prevent C. difficile infection

Synthetic Biologics doses first patient in SYN-004 Phase 1b trial to prevent C. difficile infection

Focus Diagnostics' Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct Kit receive FDA clearance

Focus Diagnostics' Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct Kit receive FDA clearance

New Mayo Clinic study shows impact of long-term use of proton pump inhibitors

New Mayo Clinic study shows impact of long-term use of proton pump inhibitors

MUHC study examines effect of regular re-evaluation of antibiotic use on cost, C. difficile infection rates

MUHC study examines effect of regular re-evaluation of antibiotic use on cost, C. difficile infection rates

Inovio Pharmaceuticals reports Q3 2014 financial results, provides corporate update

Inovio Pharmaceuticals reports Q3 2014 financial results, provides corporate update

Study shows potential of treating recurrent CDI with frozen fecal matter

Study shows potential of treating recurrent CDI with frozen fecal matter

RBX2660 drug candidate highly effective against recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

RBX2660 drug candidate highly effective against recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Study finds that hospitalized patients wash their hands infrequently

Study finds that hospitalized patients wash their hands infrequently