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Cases of superbug Clostridium difficile increase

The most troubling cases of C. difficile infection, termed multiple recurring C. difficile infections (mrCDI), are becoming more common, according to a new university research study.

Scientists discover how C. diff disrupts the human gut

Scientists have determined how Clostridium difficile causes harm in the guts of animals and people in a relatively short time frame. It is hoped that the findings will help treat severe diarrhea in patients.

Mixed results for hospital acquired infections in England

London - The number of cases of hospital acquired infection in English hospitals has slowed down, meaning fewer people are contracting pathogens like MRSA from the clinical setting. However, rates of C. diff are up.

Stool banks soon needed to treat C. difficile, a bowel disease

Donations of feces at local stool banks may soon be an actuality due to a growing and deadly bacteria called Clostridium difficile. The bacteria is an antibiotic-resistant intestinal infection that can come from places like unclean toilet bowels.

High success rate for fecal transplant

Scientists have shown that fecal transplant, transferring the stool of a healthy person into the gut of someone with an antibiotic resistant microbe infection, has a high success rate.

Fake stool can stop C. difficile infection

Doctors have been treating the potentially fatal Clostridium difficile infection by transplanting donated healthy poop; however, many patients are turned off by that idea. A new study shows fake feces may be just as effective at stopping this bacteria.

Toronto break-and-enter suspect could be in medical danger

Toronto - When a suspect broke into a Toronto home today he may have gotten more than he wanted. Toronto Police are asking the suspect to turn himself in and seek medical attention.

Bacterium outbreak kills 16 in Niagara area

Niagara - The Niagara region of Ontario has been the center of an outbreak of C difficile, which has claimed the lives of 16 people. Seventy-eight confirmed cases have been be reported at three different hospital in the Niagara area.

Sault Area Hospital confirms five new cases of C. difficile

Overcrowding at the Sault Area Hospital is being blamed for the increase in C. difficile cases. New Democrat health critic Shelley Martel wants the McGuinty government to fix the crisis

Quebec hospital bans all visitors

Security in place to try and contain an outbreak of the superbug C. difficile.

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Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria  magnified 10 000 times.
Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times.
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File photo of soap and water

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