‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Infections Found In Washington : CDC Report

‘Nightmare bacteria’ infections found in Washington, on Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report.

Their targeted campaign of 2017 discovered more than 200 rare antibiotic-resistant genes in nightmare bacteria which are nearly impossible to treat with available medications.


All current forms of antibiotics are failed to treat these germs while doctors and hospitals are also helpless to fight these bacteria-related infections.

The report tested 5,776 isolates of highly resistant germs and it found that one out of every four bacterial samples with some antibiotic resistance and genes capable of widely spreading that resistance.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC reported that each year, two million people get infections from antibiotic resistance and 23,000 dies from those infections in the U.S.

During the research, CDC also reported that 221 of these antibiotic-resistant germs contained an “especially rare resistance gene.” One in 10 contacts also found to be positive meaning the carriers of the resistant bacteria.

Dr. Schuchat said, “CDC estimates show that even if only 20% effective, the containment strategy can reduce the number of nightmare bacteria cases by 76% over three years in one area.” “The CDC is now encouraging health care facilities and public health authorities to respond to even single cases of an emerging antibiotic-resistant pathogen.”  Schuchat added.

In addition, antibiotic resistance is spreading due to the widespread use of antibiotics in food-producing animals to promote the animal growth. The CDC suggests that antibiotics…should be used in food-producing animals to treat and manage infectious disease no to accelerate the animal growth.