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  • n  spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
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  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant is a Promising Treatment
    BETHESDA, Md., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generally, drug development in the U.S. is powered by pharmaceutical company laboratories. In an unusual turn of events, a promising new treatment for debilitating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection has developed outside the usual drug-development process, and the treatment isn't a chemical compound, but microbes that live in the ...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  • Andrew Lansley in Times Online
    Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary, said: "It is tragic that so many people are dying unnecessarily each year from Clostridium difficile." "The vast majority of these deaths could have been avoided if the Government had only taken...
  • Alan Johnson in Reuters UK
    The use of antibiotics have saved countless lives, but antibiotics do not work on most coughs, colds and sore throats and their unnecessary use can leave the body susceptible to gut infections like Clostridium difficile,said Johnson.
    They're carrying deadly, drug-resistant germs out of the hospital and into a restaurant,says Betsy McCaughey of the Committee to Reduce Infectious Deaths. "And it's particularly a concern because of a new germ threat called clostridium...

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