C-Diff Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Help

February 26, 2015 12:14 AM

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C-Diff Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Help

A bacteria that triggers deadly diarrhea and is one of the most common causes of U.S. infectious disease deaths is caused, in part, by antibiotics.

Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, is a toxin-producing microbe that infected almost a half-million Americans in 2011 and was linked to 29,000 deaths, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It said 15,000 deaths were "directly attributable" to C-di...

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