The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States are sounding an alarm about the growing danger posed by bacteria that are resistant to drugs.
The bacteria, known by the government as “shigella,” primarily affects infants and young children, but more and more adults are also contracting it.
Fever, abdominal cramps, and other significant stomach issues are some of the symptoms that might be brought on by infections that are resistant to antimicrobial treatment.
According to the CDC, the persons who are at the greatest risk of developing shigellosis include men who have sexual contact with other men, people who are experiencing homelessness, people who travel internationally, and people who are living with HIV.
There are only a limited number of antimicrobial treatments that can be used for these specific strains.