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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.
Handwashing with soap is the best way to control flu and respiratory infections

Handwashing with soap is the best way to control flu and respiratory infections

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's initiative to raise awareness of healthcare-associated infections

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's initiative to raise awareness of healthcare-associated infections

Biocodex secures consumer distribution with CVS stores nationwide for its Florastor

Biocodex secures consumer distribution with CVS stores nationwide for its Florastor

Gen-Probe to acquire Prodesse for $60 million in cash

Gen-Probe to acquire Prodesse for $60 million in cash

Health Canada approves VIBATIV for treating complicated skin and skin structure infections

Health Canada approves VIBATIV for treating complicated skin and skin structure infections

Phase 1 clinical trial to test safety and activity of human MAB launched in India

Phase 1 clinical trial to test safety and activity of human MAB launched in India

Automated SafetySurveillor system to detect healthcare-associated infections

Automated SafetySurveillor system to detect healthcare-associated infections

Clostridium difficile's five genetic regions identified

Clostridium difficile's five genetic regions identified

Optimer's North American phase 3 Fidaxomicin study results presented at the 49th ICAAC

Optimer's North American phase 3 Fidaxomicin study results presented at the 49th ICAAC

FDA approves Theravance's VIBATIV for treating complicated skin and skin structure infections

FDA approves Theravance's VIBATIV for treating complicated skin and skin structure infections

Recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection is a growing area of concern in hospitals

Recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection is a growing area of concern in hospitals

Bioneutral Group holds scientific and business discussions with major health care companies

Bioneutral Group holds scientific and business discussions with major health care companies

Norovirus controlled on cruise ship Marco Polo with vaporisation process by Activ8

Norovirus controlled on cruise ship Marco Polo with vaporisation process by Activ8

New online tool to help nurses prevent the 10 "Never Events"

New online tool to help nurses prevent the 10 "Never Events"

Phase 1 clinical trial starts for new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

Phase 1 clinical trial starts for new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

Machine designed to reduce infections and cut back on expensive "disposables"

Machine designed to reduce infections and cut back on expensive "disposables"

Researchers expose the biology of Clostridium difficile transmission in mice

Researchers expose the biology of Clostridium difficile transmission in mice

Do viruses make bacteria more deadly?

Do viruses make bacteria more deadly?

Antibiotics diminish diversity of helpful gutmicrobes

Antibiotics diminish diversity of helpful gutmicrobes

Hospital infection prevention resources cut

Hospital infection prevention resources cut