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C Difficile deaths up by 28% in England and Wales

The Independent, August 28, 2008

The number of people dying who were suffering from C difficile has risen by 28% in England and Wales, according to new figures from The Office for National Statistics. The figures show 8,324 death certificates mentioned the infection in 2007, compared with 6,480 the previous year. The number of reported deaths involving the infection has more than doubled in England in Wales since 2005, when there were 3,757 mentions on death certificates.