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The biggest-ever study of gut-infecting bacterium Clostridium difficile found it is mutating into two different species, ...The biggest-ever study of gut-infecting bacterium Clostridium difficile found it is mutating into two different species, ...

A bacterium that can inflame the colon and cause “debilitating” diarrhea is evolving into two separate species, one of which could target — and could contaminate — hospital food, posing a risk to those whose immune systems may already be compromised, a new study says. A bacterium that can inflame the colon and cause “debilitating” diarrhea is evolving into two separate species, one of which could target — and could contaminate — hospital food, posing a risk to those whose immune systems may already be compromised, a new study says.