Rare Superbugs More Widespread Than Thought, Says CDC
‘Nightmare bacteria’ harbor extremely rare forms of antibiotic resistance
Strains of so-called “nightmare bacteria” that harbor extremely rare forms of antibiotic resistance are more common than previously known in the U.S., public-health officials said Tuesday. But they said aggressive measures can stop the bacteria from becoming widespread.
Nationwide testing over nine months in 2017 by a new Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network turned up 221 samples of highly drug-resistant bugs with features normally considered rare in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which set up the lab network.
“CDC’s study found several dangerous pathogens, hiding in plain sight, that can cause infections that are difficult or impossible to treat,” said Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director. She said she was surprised by the large numbers. “This was more than I was expecting,” she said.
More than 23,000 people die in the U.S. every year from antibiotic-resistant infections, according to the CDC.
What does this mean to us in the cleaning industry? It is up to us to teach proper pathogen control and procedures. While the flu season is almost over never stop educating your customers of what to do.
Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today
It is easier than ever to find high-quality content and educate yourself on various business topics, and there is plenty of valuable information available in them. As you explore podcasts, try to find shows that entertain you, while keeping you engaged and focused. Ultimately, listening to a podcast should improve your entrepreneurial mindset -- otherwise it is a waste of time. To help you in your search for the perfect podcast, here are three of the top entrepreneurship-themed podcasts I believe everyone should be listening to.
The School of Greatness
The School of Greatness is the podcast hosted by Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and fellow Entrepreneur contributor. He has different categories of episodes, covering inspiration, business, entrepreneurship, health and relationships. Every Friday, he offers concise five-minute episodes.
Overall, Howes wants to promote healthy and successful lifestyles, regardless of career ambitions. It's a great podcast if you want to focus not just on being successful, but living a healthy and fulfilling life as well.
The Gary Vee Audio Experience
Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary Vee, has created quite a personal brand in the entrepreneurship space. His ability to forecast trends and emphasize action above all is what powers his success.
Vaynerchuk now says "the future is audio and voice," and is using his podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience, as a way to develop connections and share information about his entrepreneurial journey. This is a podcast to follow if you want insights on how to get things done and find innovative entrepreneurial solutions -- from someone that is in the trenches daily.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss has had the opportunity to interview some of the greatest business minds of this generation and has written a number of New York Times bestselling books encapsulating the lessons he has learned. In each episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, he focuses on unique tips, tricks and tactics that listeners can take away and use in their daily lives.
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