C. difficile may be a bigger threat to hospitals than MRSA

03/22/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A study of 28 hospitals in the U.S. Southeast found the rate of Clostridium difficile infections was 25% higher than that of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. C. difficile infections are resistant to some antibiotics and the spores are difficult to kill using conventional household cleaners and alcohol-based sanitizers.

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