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Maricopa County health officials have confirmed that a relatively new, extremely toxic strain of bacteria has been found in hospitals and other health-care facilities in the Valley.
The germ, known as Clostridium difficile, has long plagued the medical profession and is blamed for an increasing amount of illness in patients.
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
This "supergerm" is resistant to antibiotics, causes extreme diarrhea and can cause fatal swelling of the colon.