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Overuse of antibiotics blamed for spread of infections

Chicago Sun-Times, October 2, 2008
An increase in cases of the bacteria "super bug" known as C. diff in recent years is being attributed in part to the overuse of antibiotics. Hospitals have taken measures to curb the increase, but C. diff is said to afflict as many as 500,000 Americans each year, and cause more than 15,000 deaths.