By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com
The Australian government has urged to take serious measures for the prevention of the bacterium Clostridium difficile’s Quebec strain after several people have been diagnosed with this. The standard form of this infection can cause diarrhea whereas the severe form of it can cause lead to death and are needing a quick detection to stop the spread of this superbug. 10% of this strain died within 60 days of it according to Australian National University infectious diseases expert Peter Collignon.
This infection is common in the United States, Canada and Europe. Australia wants to prevent this from happening there. The first case in Australia was at a Melborne hospital last year.
They are having people who have diarrhea and on antibiotics tested. They are advising cautionary use of antibiotics and of course washing hands properly and staying protected to prevent the bug from spreadng.