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CRE is a bacterial family that is commonly found in our stomachs, but some of these bacteria can cause life-threatening blood infections and are antibiotic-resistant
Fremont, CA: Superbugs are viruses, parasites, bacteria, and fungi strains that are resistant to most antibiotics and other medications utilized to treat the infections they cause. Antibiotics have been used to treat bacteria that have adapted and changed in order to develop resistance. Superbugs are antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause severe bacterial infections that are extremely difficult to treat.
Common Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs to Know About:
Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter: This bacteria's superbug strain, Acinetobacter baumannii, can be found in water, soil, and the skin. It develops antibiotic resistance faster than other bacteria and is most common in hospitals.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae: This strain of bacteria causes gonorrhea, an STD that was previously easily treated with antibiotics. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly resistant to them.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): CRE is a bacterial family that is commonly found in our stomachs, but some of these bacteria can cause life-threatening blood infections and are antibiotic-resistant.
MRSA: MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) Staphylococcus aureus is a difficult staph infection to treat. Although MRSA is antibiotic-resistant, it still responds to some antibiotics, and the frequency of life-threatening MRSA has decreased.
Clostridium difficile (C.diff): C. diff is a bacteria that lives in your intestines and can cause severe diarrhea if it grows too large. It can be passed from person to person via spores in bathrooms and on clothing, and it is not always treatable with antibiotics. C. diff can be fatal if not treated.