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Frighten our -- -- overly what is new reports but we do think we have responsibility to bring it to you.
The reports of hospitals -- -- what has been to this point -- very quiet battle against a deadly super bug.
That is resistant to most if not all antibiotics.
This deadly bacteria known as CRE has been reported in hospitals and nursing homes across 42 states in this country.
They're growing fears that it could make its way into the general population.
And joining us now to help us some sense what is happening here in the level of this threat -- the possible responses.
By the medical science -- community.
Fox News senior medical contributor doctor Marc Siegel he's written extensively about pandemic and this has the prospects proportionally or perhaps becoming want.
Doctor personal good to have you with us with the -- CO RP stands for something that I could not possibly pronouncing would you.
-- a panel resistant.
And -- bacteria AC which sounds very foreboding mysterious and deadly which it is.
And it is so dental and it is spreading and the original reports coming in and -- us today that -- -- we first saw the report.
And I want to give them credit for -- that the idea that this drug is.
Drug proved to all known antibiotics is that -- the case not.
Entirely each time you see this there's occasionally an antibiotic.
Coal Austin -- -- -- which were used to and our creams that actually can be used against it but often this 2526.
Antibiotics that are tested against this blog that don't work and actually Lou it's really good to talk about this cause it's it's a symptom of what's wrong with the current situation and medicine where.
We see people very sick in an icu we throw a very.
Very powerful antibiotic -- -- something like in the Panama or -- Panama which are the carbon of problems that I'm talking about the last line of defense and we know great and you know what a bacteria makes millions and millions of colonies it's looking for the combination to the mall.
So would seize this drug.
And over time -- will develop resistance this particular.
Resistance was developed back in 2001.
But it's been spreading because people leave the hospital.
They take this bacteria with them they bring it to a nursing home it's hard to track -- To this point.
CRE has not been -- -- stop laugh.
The public health facilities is that correct that's right you mentioned that in the -- to this it is not yet in the communities we saw that with MRSA it -- up in the germs -- worried about that here.
40% death rate -- this this -- this could come in the intestines forty per 40%.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You don't see that with tuberculosis.
The biggest problem here from a business point of view is that the drug companies don't have an incentive to try to find to get the antibiotics to kill us because -- once -- kill it.
They don't need the antibiotic anymore sort of -- it is really like Viagra use every you might use every day something like a cold medicine you might use every day or something like this you only would use -- -- ahead.
The deadly bacteria so it's not profitable for drug company to even come up with a solution to this problem.
And they tried but they don't have any there's no antibiotics out there that work all the time against this and it's growing and what your saying is there's no drug in the pipeline.
There's no drug in the pipeline.
You've heard me say before I think in the in the current climate under Obama -- the pipelines are starting to dry up.
This is not going to be solved so easily and it is growing in and the Centers for Disease Control very concerned about this particular bacteria in our hospitals in RIC used.
In our nursing homes and possibly -- -- him -- After marching on source good to have you -- much.