CDC Warns that ´Nightmare Superbug’ Crisis Could Come

Health officials say these new bacteria must be contained quickly, lest they share their antibiotic-resistance genetics with other potentially more dangerous germs.Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a “nightmare” superbug, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.

In 2017, a new nationwide testing program found 221 instances of “unusual” antibiotic-resistance genes that had developed in bacteria causing illnesses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Health officials say these new bacteria must be contained quickly, lest they share their antibiotic-resistance genetics with other potentially more dangerous germs.

If that were to happen, it could lead to the rise of a deadly superbug resistant to all known antibiotics.

For more info about this drug resistance issue, please check the original article.

www.farmacist.info wrote several articles about antibiotics and resistant bacteria, check them out to learn more about this public health challenge.

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