Nightmare bacteria accompanies Florida more than 200 times in the United States last year. That’s more than expected to find, and the true number is probably higher.


The problem mostly strikes people in hospitals and nursing homes who need IVs and other tubes that can get infected. In many cases, others in close contact with these patients also carry bacteria even though they weren’t sick. There may be a risk for further spread.

Some of the sick patients had traveled for surgery or other health care to another country where drug-resistant germs are more common, and the superbug infections were discovered after they returned to the United State.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Nighmare Bacteria may found in backyard.

“These verge on untreatable infections” there is only one option may be supportive care. That are fluids and sometimes machines to maintain life to give the patient a chance to recover, Schuchat said.

Bugs and drugs are in a constant battle, as germs evolve to resist new and old antibiotics. About 2 million Americans get infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and 23,000 die, Schuchat said.

Concern has been rising in bacteria resistant to all or most antibiotics. Public health labs were asked to watch for and quickly respond to cases of advanced antibiotic resistance.