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1. What is Clostridium difficile?

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile, is a germ that has been around for a long time. A small percentage of the population (approximately 5%) may be carriers of this bacterium in their intestines without having any health problems and therefore does not require treatment. In fact, it lives in harmony with other types of bacteria normally found in the human intestine. This germ has the capacity to survive in the environment.

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