The state's Department of Public Health is looking to stop the spread of a potentially life threatening diarrhea bug. IDPH's Mary Driscoll says the "C-Diff" germ has become resistant to most antibiotics but there are several precautions you can take to protect yourself.

The germ also causes inflammation of the colon and intestines. It's linked to 14-thousand deaths across the nation each year. The C-Diff germ is mainly spread in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. The IDPH is holding webinars and workshops to help educate health care workers on how to stop the spread of the germ.

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