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4 Orange County hospitals report high rate of potentially deadly infection
Orange County Register

Some Orange County hospitals, and many others across California, continue to struggle to fend off a hardy bacterium that can inflict life-threatening diarrhea on their patients, especially those who are 65 and older. According to a report released Wednesday by the department of public health, 327 California hospitals reported 10,588 cases of Clostridium difficile in 2014 – far more than any other type of infection that patients commonly acquire, including MRSA.

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