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Dr. Thomas Louie  has come up with an innovative method of treating Clostridium difficile infection (KENNETH HO / THE STATESMAN)

Poop pills offer a cure for a potentially deadly infection

Kelly Zegers October 15, 2013
A new, unusual method of treating Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection was developed by University of Calgary professor Dr. Thomas Louie, who teaches microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, C. diff is an infection caused by a germ that affects people with weak immune systems or who had “good” digestive bacteria that were killed by antibiotics. The C. diff germ grows in the intestines and causes diarrhea.
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