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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), an anaerobic, spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria, has emerged in recent years as a serious health threat in the United States. Although the organism has been known to cause disease for at least 30 years,1 recent mutations have resulted in healthcare–acquired epidemic outbreaks in the United States,2-5 Canada,6,7 Europe8,9 and Japan.10 Genetic fingerprinting has identified a number of strains in clonal outbreaks, and several of these strains are cause for great concern

Water and molds have been here much longer than Man. We utilize some, coexist with others, and battle many more of them. Molds help us make cheese, produce penicillin and other useful medicines; but they can also harm us. It is the latter problem that requires a better response from the medical community