Superpowered Superbug Resistant To Most Drugs, Found In Los Angeles
JACK FM might have once had a flea infestation, but the whole city of Los Angeles is home to one of the nations “new threats,” a “strand of untreatable and potentially deadly bacteria.”
Our friends at CBSLA.com talked to Dr. Suman Radhakrishna about the C.R.E. bacteria that’s been spreading at local hospitals.
Apparently, the “bug” is a powerhouse of evil with higher mortality rates, the ability to turn other bacteria against the human body i.e. make them more resistant, and the bacteria just scoffs at most antibiotics. What this bacteria sounds like is a really awful ex-girlfriend.
“They can cause bloodstream infections, urinary type infections, and bowel infections,” Dr. Radhakrishna said. “If [doctors] don’t wash their hands between patients, they are liable to carry the infection from one person to another…So the entire community gets exposed to these bacteria, and then its a problem.”
The key to maybe not getting this bug? A) wash your hands and b) don’t go crazy on the antibiotics.
And don’t hang out at the dumpy little building because you never known where the people who work here have been.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles