In June 2013, groups of people begin trickling into hospitals along the West Coast with the same complaints: diarrhea, fever, and severe cramps. Tests are done and the disease is quickly identified as salmonella, a food-borne bacteria that can easily be treated with antibiotics. But this time, the antibiotics don’t work. Physicians are stumped. More people start developing these symptoms, and the ones being treated Do not get better.
Right now, The United States Is fighting a massive outbreak of salmonella that so far has infected 528 people in 25 states. There have been many salmonella outbreaks in the past, but this is one of the most serious yet because all seven bacteria strains involved, are resistant to antibiotics. Hospitals are scrambling to treat a disease that isn’t affected by our most effective weapon against it.