US CDC warns: Bacteria

CDC - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found bacteria

CDC - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found "strange" bacteria that are resistant to drugs and have spread resistance genes.

In recent years, the term "nightmare bacteria" has been used to refer to bacteria that are resistant to nearly all antibiotics. They cause diseases that cannot be cured, or nearly as close to that.

And probably not less than once you've read or heard information about this nightmare.

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Admittedly, "nightmare" bacteria is dangerous, but it seems that few people really care.

Currently, about 23,000 Americans die each year because of resistant bacteria

This is the data given in the new study of CDC - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2017, CDC tested nationwide and found 221 "strange" bacteria samples - evolved to resist most human antibiotics (even all kinds of resistance).

This means that the drug resistance nightmare is not too far away. It is a problem that medicine needs to solve right now.

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"Strange" germs help them resist drugs and spread resistance.

"Strange resistance drugs - which can resist most antibiotic groups used to test, and carry special resistance genes. They are growing and increasingly widespread" - the study's excerpt excerpt CDC on Vital Signs - CDC's internal circulation science magazine.

"Tests have found strange resistance to bacteria more than 200 times in 2017".

Of these, some are considered "nightmares". The study also showed that 1/4 of the samples contained bacteria with a special gene, allowing them to spread resistance to other bacteria.

Especially at the research facility, when testing some objects, the ratio of 1:10 carries antibiotic resistant bacteria in the body although there are no symptoms. If this bacterium can spread, they are extremely silent sources, no one can prevent it.

"The study found some dangerous pathogen samples that can cause infections, and are extremely difficult to treat, even untreatable," said Anne Schuchat, CDC's director.

What we do?

Researchers are actively making new antibiotics, or finding ways to kill bacteria without antibiotics. However, the CDC believes that hospitals need to constantly test and perform tests even for those who do not have symptoms.

"Bacteria are faster than us. We need to do more, faster and sooner," Schuchat said.

But more important is to immediately cut down on the habit of using arbitrary antibiotics. For example, some people take antibiotics when they have the flu - it is an extremely fatal mistake, because the flu virus cannot be killed by antibiotics.

Take medicine as directed by your doctor.

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Absolutely do not take arbitrary antibiotics.

The study is published in the scientific journal Vital Signs.