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MAP OF THE DAY: States With 'Nightmare Bacteria' 2001 Vs. 2013

Each year, 2 million people get an infection that is resistant to antibiotics, the CDC has reported. Twenty-three thousand of them die as a result of the infection, and many more die from related complications.

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are just one variety of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — MRSA is more common — but they are deadly enough to have been named "nightmare bacteria."

CRE have become resistant to almost all available antibiotics, and the CDC has found that "a lmost half of hospital patients who get bloodstream infections from CRE bacteria die from the infection."
 
 

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