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A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.
In addition, Sweden and Hungary report H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in poultry.
Combination antibiotics may be necessary only for the most severely ill patients.
New study estimates about 2,100 travelers return with the disease each year and almost 1,500 need hospitalization.
Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.
Recommendations replace 2007 guidance and aim to improve planning and decision-making for use of nondrug mitigation strategies.
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