CDC issues warning over an increase of drug-resistant bacteria
U.S. CDC warns of rise in 'extensively drug-resistant' shigella bacteria infections
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a rising number of 'extensively drug-resistant' shigella bacteria infections, also known as shigellosis.
"Serious Public Health Threat": Drug-Resistant Stomach Bug Spreading In US
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national public health organisation of the United States, released a warning on Friday over the spread of a strain of the shigella bacteria that appears to be antibiotic-resistant, according to the BBC. Shigellosis typically results in inflammatory diarrhoea, which can be bloody, and may also cause fever and abdominal discomfort, according to the CDC's advisory. The news portal reported t…
Drug-resistant strain of Shigella bacteria prompts warning from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory Friday about an increase in an antibiotic-resistant strain of the Shigella bacteria. Shigella is highly infectious and causes around 450,000 infections in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC. Shigella is transmitted in several ways, including changing the diaper of a sick infant, by getting the bacteria on your hands and then touching your mouth, through sexual contac