Hospitals Plagued By Unbeatable 'Superbugs'

Hospitals Plagued By Unbeatable 'Superbugs'

(NEWSER– US hospitals are quietly fighting an incredibly high stakes war that they look unlikely to win against "superbugs" that resist even the most potent antibiotics available, a USA Today investigation has concluded. The paper has compiled evidence showing that hospitals across the country have seen thousands of infections from bacteria known as "Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae" or CRE, so named for its ability to resist even last-resort carbapenem antibiotics.

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