28 Feb '17, 5pm

Deadly Superbugs Pose Increasing Threat to Kids

Kids can die from superbugs , just as adults do. But a new study last week was among the first I'd seen to dive more deeply and specifically into how this superbug crisis threatens your kids. The study's findings, which the author called "ominous," appeared in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society . One takeaway was that infections among hospitalized kids due to one nasty superbug, called multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae , rose a dramatic 750 percent from 2007 to 2015. One particular variety of the same menace tops a new World Health Organization priority list of global bacterial superbug threats released Monday . Enterobacteriaceae are a particularly problematic family of gram negative bacteria that includes E. coli, Klebsiella and Salmonella . It's also among the many such superbugs that we already know are found in the U.S. food supply and ...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/superbug-crisis-who-report-229051...

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