Patients Often Bring Undetected 'Superbug' to the Hospital

Sarah Baron, M.D., comments on her study that found nearly one in 10 patients admitted to the hospital are already infected with Clostridioides difficile, a bacterium that causes severe diarrhea and 30,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and has long been thought to be acquired while in the hospital. Dr. Baron is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist at Montefiore.