CDC Warns of Alarming Increase in Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a warning about the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, particularly the emergence of an extensively drug-resistant strain of shigellosis.

Shigellosis is a type of stomach bug that can cause severe diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. The CDC has warned that the strain of shigellosis is resistant to multiple types of antibiotics, making it difficult to treat.

The CDC has noted that this strain of shigellosis is not only resistant to multiple antibiotics, but is also showing up in more and more cases across the United States. In addition, the CDC has warned that the strain is highly contagious, making it even more difficult to contain.

The CDC is urging people to take extra precautions to prevent the spread of shigellosis. This includes washing hands, avoiding contact with people who are ill, and avoiding contact with food or water that may be contaminated.

The CDC is also urging healthcare providers to be vigilant in diagnosing and treating shigellosis, as well as monitoring for the emergence of drug-resistant strains.

The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is a growing concern for public health officials, and the CDC is urging people to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their families.

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