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The Centers for Disease Control reports that antibiotic-resistant superbugs were found while testing suspect bacteria. Coined “nightmare bacteria,” antibiotic-resistant bacteria kills more than 23,000 Americans a year. Part of what makes them so difficult to treat is they mutate and evolve quickly, which allows them to evade effects of antibiotics. People who had no symptoms were tested, and superbugs were found in their system. I’ll add that to the list of reasons not to leave my house!
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‘Nightmare bacteria’ are trying to spread in the U.S., CDC says