Health care-associated Clostridium difficile infection and mortality rates grew in the past decade, according to the CDC. Seventy-five percent of infections originate in patients in nursing homes or after visits to doctor's offices and clinics, while 25% originate in hospital patients, according to the agency's Vital Signs report. The report highlights infection-control programs that have helped cut C. difficile rates at participating hospitals in three states.
C. difficile infections at historic high, CDC says
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