'Nightmare bacteria' found over 200 times in US last year

{HILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The CDC says "nightmare bacteria," or that's germs with unusual resistance to so-called last resort antibiotics, were found more than 200 times last year.

It's the CDC's first hunt to size up the threat from these superbugs.

Twenty-three thousand people die each year from antibiotic-resistant infections.

To slow them down, the CDC urges quick testing for suspected cases and testing an infected person's contacts, to find potential carriers of bacteria.


Send a News Tip to Action News
Learn More About 6abc Apps
Copyright © 2019 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.