There’s a newer and stronger germ popping up across the US and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this “nightmare bacteria” has an unusual resistance to antibiotics. “When we talk about ‘nightmare bacteria,’ what we’re talking about are bacteria that are especially difficult to treat,” Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, associate director for Healthcare Associated Infection and Prevention

Programs at the CDC, said. “We either have a very limited number of antibiotics left to treat these infections or in some cases, we don’t have any antibiotics at all,” he continued. “So they’re dangerous from that standpoint. They pose a very serious risk to patients who get these infections and they can also spread.” READ MORE