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Clostridium Difficile Loves Sugar and Resists Disinfectant

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

superbug loves sugar resists disinfectant

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 15,000 die every year from Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that may trigger watery diarrhea, fever, dehydration and kidney failure. It is evolving to a superbug, and has adapted to sugars commonly found in a Western diet. It also produces spores capable of resisting disinfectants


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