Two San Francisco Hospitals Report Cases of C. Difficile
Two San Francisco hospitals -- California Pacific Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital -- recently reported outbreaks of Clostridium difficile, a drug-resistant bacterial infection that typically affects patients receiving antibiotics. CPMC has relocated patients with the infection and disinfected patient rooms. San Francisco General Hospital is encouraging health care providers and visitors to wear gloves when seeing patients and is considering stricter guidelines on the prescription of antibiotics.
- "Antibiotics Helping Breed Deadly Stomach Bacteria in San Francisco Hospitals" (Worth, San Francisco Examiner, 7/8).