These Two Drug-Resistant Microbes Are New ‘Urgent Threats’ to Americans’ Health

The U.S. faces two new urgent threats to public health: a couple of drug-resistant germs called Candida auris and Acinetobacter, health officials announced today.

These microbes have built up resilience against the drugs designed to kill them, meaning they can be incredibly dangerous and difficult to treat. In fact, drug-resistant bacteria and fungi may pose a greater threat to American health than previous estimates suggested, according to a report released today (Nov. 13) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.


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