Number of <i>C. diff</i> cases rises to 63
December 9, 2010
HAMILTON, ON — Two new cases of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) were reported over the weekend at St. Joseph''s Healthcare, which brings the total number of cases since the outbreak began to 63
, according to The Hamilton Spectator.
Since early October, 41 cases of hospital-acquired C. diff were reported and 21 other cases were noted where patients became infected outside of St. Joseph''s, the story stated.
A total of eight deaths have been reported during the outbreak; one death has been attributed to C. diff, while the remaining cases are under investigation, the story noted.