Every year, around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics.
This week on Reactions, we break down why that happens, and how an unlikely hero could save the day.
Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.
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