Posts filed under: Bacteria

Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans

More than 450,000 Americans get infected with the deadly bug Clostridium difficile each year, according to a new report. And almost all cases are caused by the overuse of antibiotics.

“C. difficile was responsible for almost half a million infections and was associated with approximately 29,000 deaths in 2011,” the team of researchers reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Halo Disinfection System Featured on WHYY's "The Pulse"

Chris Ungermann, CEO, Sanosil International, will be featured on WHYY’s “The Pulse” this weekend. The segment will focus on Sanosil’s Halo Disinfection System (HDS) whole room disinfection technology and its use as a valuable tool in the West African Ebola response effort. HDS units have been shipped to Nigeria and deployment in Ivory Coast …