Dangerous Enterobacteriaceae Resisting Antibiotics Becomes Major Health Crisis


Dangerous Enterobacteriaceae resisting antibiotics becomes major health crisis, which have yet been detected over 200 times last year in the United States, as the health officials have warned against the nightmare bacteria on Tuesday.

Enterobacteriaceae is too injurious as it is able to kill the person if gets entered in the urinary tract, lungs or bloodstream. The Chief Medical Correspondent at CBS News, Jonathan LaPook, MD says that, “For the first time in 2017 there was a nationwide survey and they found that infections from these kinds of bacteria were more common than expected.”

Principal Deputy Director at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anne Schuchat said that, “Essentially, we found nightmare bacteria in your backyard. Infections of this kind are virtually untreatable with modern medicine. These verge on untreatable infections where the only option may be supportive care – fluids and sometimes machines to maintain life to give the patient a chance to recover.”

Dangerous nightmare bacteria – Enterobacteriaceae, the nightmare bacteria that can resist a category of antibiotics – carbapenem, have been found in 26 states including North Carolina, infecting more than 2 millions of people in the United States every year, along with nearly 23,000 deaths from the infections, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. LaPook continues saying that, “If there’s an infection, they bring everybody together — the doctors, the patient, nurses, lab personnel, public health people. And they do things like isolating the patient, making sure people wash their hands properly — so simple, so important.”