Washington: Deadly infections from bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics are on the rise in the US, and hospitals and health care workers must take immediate action to protect patients, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said."Our strongest antibiotics don`t work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections," said CDC Director Tom Frieden."Doctors, hospital leaders, and public health must work together now to implement CDC`s `detect and protect` strategy and stop these infections from spreading."The germs - called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE - are "nightmare bacteria", said Frieden, and kill up to half of the patients who get bloodstream infections from them.They are resistant to a class of antibiotics known as carbapenem, often used as a last resort to fight resistant bacterial infections.
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