‘We Have a Limited Window of Opportunity’: CDC Warns of Resistance ‘Nightmare’
First, I must tell you that this story is from 2013. I believe it’s still well worth reading though.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said both Tuesday, during a press conference announcing new CDC statistics on the advance of the highly drug-resistant bacteria known as CRE. His language — plus the fact that he conducted the entire press conference himself, instead of just making a brief opening statement — seem to me a clear signal that the CDC is taking this resistance problem seriously, and hoping we do too.
According to the article some places that you are more likely to pick up these deadly superbugs are: ICU’s, and other critical care, rehabs units, and nursing homes.