Hey, ready for your daily dose of horrifying health news? Cause today's is, uh, pretty horrifying. Considering it's being called a "catastrophic threat" to medicine and a "nightmare bacteria" on the rise in U.S. hospitals. Yes, we're talking about antibiotic resistance: Strains of already nasty bugs that have developed complete and total immunity to antibiotics. In other words, infections that we used to be able to treat with antibiotics are now more likely to kill you.
According to chief medical officer for England, Sally Davies, "Antimicrobial resistance poses a catastrophic threat. If we don't act now, any one of us could go into hospital in 20 years for minor surgery and die because of an ordinary infection that can't be treated by antibiotics."
"And routine operations like hip replacements or organ transplants could be deadly because of the risk of infection." Here in America, the "nightmare bacteria" has shown up in 42 states.