C. Diff Outpacing Aids Fatalities

The C Difficile bacteria is being blamed for more than 2000 deaths since it's discovery in a Quebec hospital in 2003.

The finding appears in the Quebec institute for statistics annual report.

Between January 2003 and June 2004, exactly 2,067 deaths were attributed to infections provoked by the bacteria.

80 percent of the victims were age 75 and up.

According to the report that makes C Difficile the number one killer among infectious diseases, out pacing deaths linked to AIDS.