Although 94 percent of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections occur in health care settings, few of them are due to hospital exposure, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on more robust data from the CDC's Emerging Infections Program, National Healthcare Safety Network and prevention programs in three states, the report found three-quarters of C. difficile infections related to medical care have their onset outside of hospitals. The report highlights three programs showing early success in reducing C. difficile infection rates in hospitals.

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