CDC Issues Warning on ‘Nightmare Bacteria’
Federal officials recently warned that "nightmare bacteria" are becoming increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and represent a growing threat to hospitals and nursing homes nationwide, according to this article
from The Washington Post
At a news conference, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said doctors, hospital leaders and health officials need to collaborate to stop infections from spreading.
The bacteria, called Carbapenen-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, haven't spread to the wider community, but they are more dangerous, said Frieden.
To read more about why these bacteria are such a threat, click here for information from the CDC.