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Clostridium Difficile is the Deadly Superbug you have never heard of Until Now
Clostridium Difficile (so called because when it was first discovered it was difficult to grow in the laboratory) is a cause of diarrhoea, which is usually acquired in hospital. Although in most cases it causes a relatively mild illness, occasionally and particularly in elderly patients, it may result in serious illness and even death. The bacterium produces two toxins which are responsible for the diarrhoea and which damage the cells lining the bowel. However, not all strains of C. Difficile produce toxin; these strains are unlikely to cause disease and patients colonised by them remain healthy. In addition, the bacterium can form spores which enable it to survive in the environment outside the body and which protect the organism against heat and chemical disinfectants. Sources from Wikipedia.