Clostridioides difficile (or C. diff) is the most common
healthcare associated infection.
C. diff causes nearly 500,000 infections every year
C. diff contributes to more than 29,000 deaths annually
While people over 65 are more likely to get a C. diff infection…
…anyone who is taking
antibiotics or has recently been at a healthcare facility is at risk
Yet only 30 percent of Americans have heard of this
dangerous and potentially deadly disease.
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Knowing the risk factors for a C. diff infection can help you and your loved ones avoid this terrible illness. Please read, download and share our fact sheets and tips.
While 1 in 5 patients will struggle with recurrent C. diff infections, good treatments are available. For those who do not response to conventional antibiotic approaches, microbiome based therapies like fecal microbiota transplant. You may also qualify for a clnical trial for a new drug in development.
Your support enables us to pursue our mission of fighting C. diff through
education and advocacy.