"Oklahoma Braces For Spread Of Deadly Bacteria

OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) is calling it a nightmare bacteria killing roughly half of infected patients. A brand new superbug called CRE is resistant to even the strongest of antibiotics, and it is currently spreading from state to state.

The bacteria is so new that only six states require hospitals to report infections to individual state health departments. Oklahoma is not one of the six, which makes it difficult to know what the current impact is in Oklahoma.

"It's scary because we don't necessarily have the antibiotics that will hit it because these bacteria … get stronger and stronger," Dr. Mary Ann Bauman, News 9 medical expert said.

CRE is too strong to flat-out-knock-out, so the best advice, experts say, is to try not to get the infection in the first place..."

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