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High rate of infections found at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In the state’s latest assessment of hospital-associated infections, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital reported a high rate of infections caused by a nasty intestinal bacterium that is often caused by the overuse or misuse of antibiotics.

In 2014, according to hospital- reported data compiled by the California Department of Public Health, Sutter’s Santa Rosa hospital logged 25 cases of clostridium difficile, or C. diff., a germ that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite and fever and in some cases can be deadly.