Chico Calif.-- The Centers for Disease Control reports a rise in what they call 'nightmare' bacteria across the country last year.
US Health Departments identified 221 instances of germs with unusual antibiotic resistance.
These pathogens can cause infections that are hard, or impossible to treat.
While there is no way to stop bacteria from becoming resistant, but the CDC has set up strategies to help hospitals diagnose infections and stop them from spreading.
About two million Americans are sickened by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and 23-thousand die.