Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to an article on the KFOR website.
The report put five superbugs on the "urgent threat" list — two more germs than were on the list in 2013. The two new ones are carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter and Candida auris.
The report also notes that while superbug infections in hospitals are down, some infections caught elsewhere — anywhere in the community — have increased.See the latest posts on our homepage