A new mutated bacteria which is being called a ‘nighmare superbug’ is rising out of Illinois. Who is at risk and what can we do to protect ourselves?
As pharmaceutical options run out, we may have to look more and more to natural solutions.
CRE is a bacteria that normally lives in the gut but can cause life-threatening infections when introduced into other parts of the body via medical interventions. What’s worse is, a new mutation of it is proving to be resistant to even the strongest antibiotics. And infections continue to rise as hospitals struggle to decontaminate equipment.
Other hospital-acquired infections like C. difficile cause thousands of deaths a year in the US and Canada in people whose immune systems have been thrown out of balance by antibiotics. In the case of C. difficile, it was discovered that the high-potency probiotic can be used to restore gut flora and improve survival rates.