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Improving antibiotic use can address one major cause of infections
Modern Healthcare

The continued overuse of antibiotics is associated with a majority of the nearly half million cases of Clostridium difficile infection that occurred in 2011, which in turn were linked to an estimated 29,000 deaths, federal health officials said Wednesday. “C. difficile infections cause immense suffering and death for thousands of Americans each year,” said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden in a released statement.