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  1. -12-02-05 Fatal Bacterial Illness Spreading (CBS News)
      "A deadly bacterial illness commonly seen in people on antibiotics appears to be growing more common even in patients not taking such drugs, federal health officials warned Thursday."

      "The bacteria are Clostridium difficile, also known as C-diff. The germ is becoming a regular menace in hospitals and nursing homes, and last year it was blamed for 100 deaths over 18 months at a hospital in Quebec, Canada."

      "Recent cases in four states show it is appearing more often in healthy people who have not been admitted to health-care facilities or even taken antibiotics, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." 12-05

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