‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Stalk U.S. Hospitals

(By Liz Szabo for Kaiser Health News)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of “nightmare bacteria” that are virtually untreatable and capable of spreading genes that make them impervious to most antibiotics, according to a report released Tuesday. Continue reading article here…

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