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Second C. difficile death in outbreak at Niagara hospital | CTV News.

Second C. difficile death in outbreak at Niagara hospital

Hygiene is an essential part of controlling the C. difficile outbreak in hospitals.

Hygiene is an essential part of controlling the C. difficile outbreak in hospitals.

 The Canadian Press

 

Date: Friday Jan. 6, 2012 2:38 PM ET

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A second patient associated with a C. difficile outbreak at Greater Niagara General Hospital has died.

The Niagara Health System says the patient who died Wednesday had tested positive for hospital-associated C. difficile.

It’s not immediately known if C. difficile is the cause of death for the patient, who is not being identified.

Officials say the patient had multiple health issues.

It’s the second death of a patient with the intestinal illness at the hospital since an outbreak was declared last month on Unit D.

The death has been reported to the coroner’s office and will be reviewed by the Niagara Health System to determine if C. difficile played any part.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120106/C-difficile-death-outbreak-Niagara-hospital-120106/#ixzz1jMVupBsP

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