CDC: ‘Nightmare Bacteria’ with Unusual Resistance to Antibiotics of Last Resort on the Rise

"Nightmare bacteria" were found more than 200 times in the United States last year, more than scientists expected. The problem mostly strikes patients in hospitals and nursing homes who need IVs and other tubes that can get infected. Others in close contact with these patients also harbored the superbugs even though they weren't sick — causing a risk for further spread of these organisms. There is a constant battle between bugs and drugs, as bacteria develop to resist new and old antibiotics. Two million Americans get infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and 23,000 die, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. @ https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/cdc-drug-resistant-nightmare-bacteria-pose-growing-threat-170215125.html" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/cdc-drug-resistant-nightmare-bacteria-pose-growing-threat-170215125.html
CDC: Drug-resistant 'nightmare bacteria' pose growing threat

"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday.

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