March 31, 2015
Nearly 500,000 Americans Had C. Difficile Infections in a Single Year
According to the Centers for Disease Control(CDC), in 2011, C. Difficile caused approximately 453,000 infections, 29,000 of those resulting in death. Two-thirds of those infections were found to be associated with an inpatient stay in a health care facility. Previous studies have shown that C. Difficile is the most common microbial cause of health care- associated infections in U.S. hospitals.