CDC Warns New Superbug Reaching Hospitals

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a family of bacteria that is plaguing hospitals across the country including San Diego. The head of the CDC said the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), also called the “superbug” bacteria, is a nightmare. It’s considered a triple threat as it’s invincibility to antibiotics, deadly in half the cases reported and it can spread to other bacteria rendering them resistant as well.

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