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USA Today: Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitals

“Life-threatening infections caused by bacteria called Clostridium difficile now sicken nearly half a million Americans a year, health officials said Wednesday…USA Today Logo

Christian John Lillis says his mother died from C. diff in 2010 just a few days after taking an antibiotic related to a root canal surgery. She was 56.

“‘We struggled to understand how our mother could die from a disease we’ve never heard of,’ says Lillis, who founded the Peggy Lillis Foundation in her honor as a way to reduce the number of C. diff cases.”

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