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Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. It is estimated to impact almost half a million people in the United States each year, and an estimated 29,300 deaths.

Together with our partners, CDC is working year-round to protect patients and reduce C. diff infections. This C. diff Awareness Month, we encourage you to check out what CDC is doing to raise awareness about the importance of protecting yourself and your family and stopping the spread of this deadly infection:

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