Superbugs are slowly taking over our world. Unless we take action, common infections could turn into unstoppable killers. Some experts claim that drug-resistant bacteria may end up being deadlier than cancer when all antibiotics start to fail. Each year, 23,000 Americans die from infections caused by superbugs. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the estimated global annual mortality rate is 700,000.
If this trend continues, by 2050, long forgotten diseases will strike back in full force, and an estimated 10 million people worldwide will die each year. A recent study, published by the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA), showed that drug-resistant superbugs are very present in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Of the patients tested, 5.1 percent were infected with the deadly, drug-resistant superbug carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). READ MORE