BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many U.S. Governors have signed a state proclamation proclaiming November 2017 as Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) Infection Awareness Month, the non-profit C Diff Foundation announced today.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) “has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone.” Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually.
In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.
As a leading health care and patient advocacy organization the C Diff Foundation provides resources concerning C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide.
The C Diff Foundation continues to heighten the urgency of this life-threatening infection with government agencies, academia topic experts, and health care professionals worldwide.
“Our shared goal is to witness a significant reduction in C. difficile infections worldwide by the year 2020. We would also like to thank Rebiotix for their efforts and support with this endeavor,” stated Nancy C. Caralla, Executive Director of the C Diff Foundation.
Through the State Proclamations Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) infection awareness has risen significantly worldwide.
About the C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established 2012, comprised of 100-percent volunteering professionals dedicated at supporting public health through education and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide. Visit https://cdifffoundation.org/.
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News Source: C Diff Foundation