Antibiotic resistant “nightmare bacteria” have escaped the hospital

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From 2008 to 2012, in the American southeast, the rate of detection of the bacteria increased five-fold. Most of these cases (288 of 305, or 94 percent) were connected to hospital visits, but some weren’t. Some of this five-fold increase is attributable to better detection methods, the scientists say, but some of it is a sign that these antibiotic-resistant bacteria are taking hold.

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