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Search below for the latest C-diff news stories. Get the latest information on how North Texans are fighting to reduce C-diff infections in our community.

Baddest Bug: Patti Taylor talks C-diff on CW 33 NewsTV

February 26, 2015

DALLAS — It may seem a little extreme to hold off on hugging your little girl until she promises she washed her hands with soap, but that might just be what it takes to avoid Clostridium difficile, or “C. diff.” And if you’re like us, you probably do want to avoid it. “C. diff is […]

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Infection Prevention Week #StopTheSpread

October 22, 2014

Stop the spread of infection in your community. Help spread the word, not the germs by changing your social media profile picture this week. Right click on the photo to the left to download the image. Simply upload the image to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture and ask your friends to help #StopTheSpread. Help […]

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Pushing Public Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance

October 21, 2014

As part of an ongoing campaign, the consortium of healthcare providers seeks to educate patients and physicians about the careful use of antibiotics in concert with International Infection Prevention Week IRVING, TEXAS (October 20, 2014) — The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, an organization that unites North Texas hospital and industry leaders in advancing quality

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation to Host the 2014 Patient Safety Summit

September 4, 2014

IRVING, TEXAS (August 12, 2014) — The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, which unites North Texas hospital and industry leaders to advance quality healthcare in the region, is set to host the 2014 Patient Safety Summit August 13-14 at the Irving Convention Center The event is designed to foster among area healthcare providers a collaborative environment to address patient safety and quality issues.

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The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Launches C-diff Public Awareness Campaign

September 4, 2014

Coinciding with Healthy Aging Month, area healthcare organization intent on educating North Texans, particularly seniors, about prevention of serious bacterial infection

IRVING, TEXAS (September 5, 2014) — The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation, which unites North Texas hospital and industry leaders to advance quality healthcare in the region, has announced the launch of its fall 2014 public awareness campaign about “C-diff,” a type of acute diarrhea caused by the Clostridium difficile bacteria. The bacterial infection, which is linked to 20,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, is more prevalent among senior citizens, particularly those who take antibiotics and receive medical care.

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Resources

September 3, 2014

To learn more about C-diff and how to help fight it, please click read more below to view links to other resources and literature on C-diff.

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Media Contact

Chris Wilson
The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
(972) 719-4900
chrisw@dfwhc.org

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About c-diff

C-diff infections are linked to more than 20,000 American deaths every year. It is estimated that 1 in 5 North Texans could be a carrier of the C-diff germ.  Find out what you can do to help stop the spread of this dangerous infection.