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C Difficile Death At Niagara Hospital? New Outbreak At Greater Niagara General Hospital

12/20/2011 07:53 EST | Updated 02/19/2012 05:12 EST
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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - The Niagara Health System is trying to determine if C. difficile caused the death of a patient.

A person with C. difficile died over the weekend at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

An outbreak of hospital associated C. difficile was declared on Unit D at the hospital on Dec. 8, six weeks after another C. difficile outbreak ended.

During that outbreak, 102 people fell ill with hospital-associated C. difficile over a five-month period and 37 patients with the bug died.

C. difficile caused the death of seven patients and was a contributing factor in another 11.

Currently there are seven cases of C. difficile on Unit D of the hospital (CKTB)