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  • C. Diff Infections Far More Prevalent Than Feds Report

    C. Diff Infections Far More Prevalent Than Feds Report

    More than 30,000 people are likely killed every year in infections caused by the C. diff organism. That fatality toll is much higher than federal administration records indicate.
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Kill List (truncated)

Energy needed for kill factor Microwatt seconds per square centimeter

ORGANISM 90% 99.9%
Bacillus anthracis 4,520 8,700
Bacillus magaterium sp. (spores) 2,730 5,200
Bacillus magaterium sp. (veg.) 1,300 2,500
Bacillus paratyphusus 3,200 6,100
Bacillus subtilis spores 11,600 22,000
Bacillus subtilis 5,800 11,000
Clostridium tetani 13,000 22,000
Corynebacterium diphtheriae 3,370 6,500
Eberthella typosa 2,140 4,100
Escherichia coli 3,000 6,600
Leptospira Canicola-infections Jaundice 3,150 6,000
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 2,600 6,600
Micrococcus candidus 6,050 12,300
Micrococcus spheroides 1,000 15,400
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 6,200 10,000
Neisseria catarrhalis 4,400 8,500
Phtomonas tumeficiens 4,400 10,000
Proteus vulgaris 3,000 6,600
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 5,500 10,500
Pseudomonas fluorescens 3,500 6,600
Salmonella enteritidis 4,000 7,600
Salmonella paratyphi-enteic fever 3,200 6,100
Salmonella typhosa-typhoid fever 2,150 4,100