As super bug spreads, doctors rethink approach
The bacterial super bug Clostridium difficile thrives in unsanitary hospital conditions and in response to antibiotic treatments. As a result, there is a vicious cycle where the healthcare industry feeds the problem it is trying to treat. Facing pressure from infection-control physicians and the federal government, doctors and hospitals are now trying to enforce sanitation standards and curb the overprescription of antibiotics in an effort to curb C. diff.
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