By Deborah Schoch
“I think it is enormously under-reported,” said Christian John Lillis, co-founder and director of the Peggy Lillis Memorial Foundation, named for his mother, who died of the infection. The New-York-based nonprofit is devoted to C. difficile education and solutions.
C. difficile last year killed more Americans than HIV/AIDS and drunken driving combined, Lillis said. “But the data isn’t even being gathered for us to understand what is to me a public health crisis.”
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