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Join CDC in November for C. diff Awareness Month to raise awareness about this urgent threat and save lives.
Did you know? Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes severe diarrhea, which can be life-threatening. It can affect anyone and is usually associated with recent antibiotic use. CDC estimates that C. diff causes almost half a million infections in the United States each year and contributes to about 29,300 deaths.

image describes C diff risk factors - older or younger age, previous c diff infection, recent antibiotic use or hospitalization

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Reposted from CDC

C difficile infections affect nearly half a million people in the US each year