A terrifying antibiotic resistant superbug, one thought to only infect hospital patients, has made its debut in the real world. For the first time ever, the superbug carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infected six people who hadn’t been in or around a hospital in at least a year, and researchers aren’t sure how they got infected.

The outlook for these infections wouldn’t be so scary if they could easily be treated with antibiotics. But what makes some members of the Enterobacteriaceae family so scary is that they are rapidly becoming resistant to most types of antibiotics. They… more

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