Superbugs are strains of bacteria that resist the effects of antibiotics. They can cause severe infections and, in some cases, death. You can encounter them anywhere – in the hospital, at the doctor’s office, or even in your own home. At home, you may come in contact with them through contaminated food or surfaces. In those cases, biohazard cleaning can be helpful.
5 Common Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
CRE is a family of germs difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to all antibiotics. These superbugs can cause severe blood and urine infections. They’re usually in our stomachs but can cause harm if they get into other parts of the body.
Acinetobacter is a bacteria that inhabits soil and water. They can cause infections in the urinary tract. These infections are often difficult to treat because the bacteria are more resistant to antibiotics than other superbugs.
Hospitals are more likely to see these infections because the patients are already sick and have weak immune systems. A bioremediation company can help clean up any areas contaminated with these superbugs.
Better known as gonorrhea, this sexually transmitted infection (STI) is caused by bacteria. It can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is rising, and it’s becoming more challenging to treat.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection resistant to methicillin and other antibiotics. It can cause skin infections, pneumonia, and blood poisoning. Hospitals request biohazard cleaning services when MRSA is present.
Clostridium difficile (C.diff)
- diff is a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. It can be deadly, especially to the elderly. The superbug is usually found in healthcare settings, like hospitals and nursing homes. C. diff can spread quickly, so it’s essential to request emergency decontamination if it’s present.
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