Recent research by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in some states in the US has resulted in findings that no one expected: the number of ‘nightmare bacteria” that had a resistance to even the last resort antibiotics - used when all else fails. In more than 200 cases, that’s exactly what happened - the bacteria won.
While the report says that most people contract these antibiotic resistant bacteria while in hospitals and nursing homes, when tubes and IVs are required, it doesn’t seem to stop there. As people transfer from place to place for health care, or seek health care when outside of North America, they can easily pick up the superbug. While they may not show any signs, they are still carriers and the spreading the superbug increases.
Read more in the latest Globe & Mail article.