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C. difficile outbreak is over, Guelph hospital says

C. difficile

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An outbreak of C. difficile at Guelph General Hospital has been declared over.

The hospital says it declared the outbreak had ended after consultations with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

The outbreak was declared in early July after officials noted a significant rise in hospital-acquired cases.

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Seven people with C. difficile died while in hospital since May.

Six of them acquired the infectious bacteria while in hospital, while the other arrived with it.

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