Doctors at Penn say an infection known as C. Difficile or C-Diff, has a recurring rate that has jumped 200% over a ten year period.
The doctors don't know why we're seeing a spike, but they say it costs the healthcare system billions of dollars and patients struggle to find a treatment that works.
One procedure - a bacteria transplant has shown success. It transplants bacteria from a donor with a healthy gut.
Experts say we need more research on the long-term effects of this treatment.
A nationwide registry has been set up to collect data.
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