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Health & Fit 'Nightmare bacteria' cases seen in 27 states, CDC reports

21:00  04 april  2018
21:00  04 april  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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More than 220 cases of a breed of “nightmare bacteria” with new or rare antibiotic-resistant genes, have been found in 27 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Tuesday.

The CDC has warned of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria for years, but these “nightmare bacteria” are “virtually untreatable” and capable of spreading genes that make them “impervious” to most antibiotics, Scientific American reported.

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The CDC has warned of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria for years, but these “ nightmare bacteria ” are “virtually untreatable” and capable of spreading genes that make them “impervious” to most antibiotics, Scientific American reported .

(FOX NEWS) - More than 220 cases of a breed of “ nightmare bacteria ” with new or rare antibiotic-resistant genes, have been found in 27 states , the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Tuesday. The CDC has warned of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria for years

The nightmare bacteria that are resistant to almost every drug are particularly deadly in the elderly and people with chronic illnesses, as up to 50 percent of the resulting infections are fatal, Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director, told the magazine.

Schuchat said at news conference that the CDC was working to get “in front of them before they do become common,” Live Science reported.

“We have data showing an aggressive approach works” to halt the spread of these new threats, she said.

About 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and 23,000 die, the CDC reported.

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the John Hopkins University Center for Health Security, told Scientific American that the “unusual” genes discussed in the CDC report were truly the “worst of the worst.”

“There are certain bacterial genes that are more worrisome than others, that are much harder to treat,” Adalja said. “These genes are lurking in American patients and they are spreading in hospitals and health care facilities.”

Doctors liken the spread of “nightmare bacteria” and other antibiotic-resistant germs to a “wildfire … difficult to contain once it spreads widely,” Live Science reported. Therefore, doctors want to “extinguish the spark” before any new or unusual types of these bacteria or germs have a chance to spread.

"We need to do more, and we need to do it faster and earlier with each new antibiotic-resistance threat," Schuchat said.

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