Awareness of deadly “smart bugs” began in the mid-90s and continues to grow.
As David Bell, MD, of the Centers for Disease Control once stated, “Virtually every important human infection is becoming resistant to the drug of choice used to treat it in the US and all over the world.”
First there was MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), then came E. coli, H. pylori, and now C. difficile (the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea) is emerging as the most potentially dangerous smartbug of them all.
It forms heat-resistant spores that can persist in the environment for years. It has been found on stethoscopes, medical uniforms, and bed pans. Once only found in hospitals, this super bug has now set up shop in daycare centers and long-term care facilities. C. difficile is becoming a community-associated epidemic causing millions of cases of colitis each year as well as toxic megacolon.
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