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El Camino cuts dangerous infection rates
Mountain View VOICE

El Camino Hospital has seen a significant drop in reported cases of a serious infection commonly found in hospitals and nursing homes across the country, hospital officials said. In May of this year, Dr. Eric Pifer, chief medical officer at El Camino, began a concerted effort to reduce the instances of Clostridium difficile, or “C. diff,” a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, fever, bowel irritation, and in severe cases has been known to be fatal.