January 19, 2014
by Kit

By Christian John Lillis

Most bacteria never have a breakout year. But when the nerve center for the nation’s fight against deadly diseases last fall ranked C. diff first among the three most “urgent” threats to public health, an overdue spotlight shone on an epidemic that much of the press overlooked for decades.

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weren’t the only ones calling attention to the threat from C. diff last year. Comedian Tig Notaro made headlines for her darkly arcastic stand-up performance highlighting her own bout with the superbug.KevinMD.com Logo

Then in December, HBO began airing the somber workplace comedy “Getting On,” set in the long-term care ward of a Southern California hospital. The show is the first major television program to mention C. diff routinely in its scripts.

Read the full article.

share this post

1 Comment

  1. I blog often and I really appreciate your content.
    This article has really peaked my interest.
    I will take a note of your site and keep checking for new details about once per week.
    I subscribed to your Feed too.