Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistance Is Becoming a Major Public Health Concern

Source: Patricia T. Alpert, Home Health Care Management Practice, Published online before print July 11, 2016
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From the abstract:
Antibiotic resistance has led to the development of so-called “superbugs” that no longer respond to the current treatment modalities. The array of antibiotics available to treat these infections is dwindling with very few antibiotics in the pipeline. This article discussed the pathogens the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed in their urgent category: (1) Clostridium difficile, (2) Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and (3) Neisseria gonorrhoeae. In addition, a few suggestions for prevention of resistance are offered.