CDC Warns of Super Bugs
As if we didn't have enough to worry about these days, the CDC is throwing in drug-resistant super bugs.
A new report shows that there are more of these than most people may think and tens of thousands of people die from them every year.
Maybe it's just the fact that I am a new parent nowadays, but it certainly feels like we have way more to worry about than parents of past generations.
Too much technology use, social media bullying and school violence are of course always top of mind. Not to mention the foods your child eats, toys they play with, activities they join.
There is so much to think about and second guess yourself with every single day.
And then I came across this CDC report about the 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections that occur in the U.S. each year and now my brain can't turn that one off either.
My oldest is in her first year of school and it seems like every other week she's brought a new bug home. What if one day it's a drug resistant bug?
In the new report it's not all doom and gloom however. The CDC does tell readers what they can do to stop antibiotic resistance.
First and foremost, stop thinking there is a "miracle" drug for everything that ails you.
The CDC's biggest goal with their new report is too convince people of the importance of healthy habits. Washing hands, getting vaccines and preparing food safely, all those basic things can go really far.
So if nothing else I will absolutely be washing my hands like a crazy person all winter long.