Can eating poop save you from this deadly bacteria? (video)

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 08, 2019 — Every year, around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. Sounds counterintuitive? This week on Reactions, we break down why that happens, and how an unlikely hero could save the day: https://youtu.be/0dw7WZsmkjQ.

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