The often deadly, drug-resistant "super bug" bacteria C. difficile normally found in hospitals is starting to show up in private doctors' offices.
CNN offers practical recommendations on how to avoid contracting C. diff, including washing your hands with soap and water, since alcohol-based hand sanitizers do not kill the bacteria. The article also discusses the root cause of C. diff epidemics, advising patients to "question your doctor whenever you're prescribed an antibiotic. Powerful broad-spectrum antibiotics wipe away good bacteria in your gut that fight off the bad bacteria, which leads the way to C. diff."
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