Officials Are Investigating A Deadly Bacteria Outbreak In Wisconsin
Authorities say an outbreak of Elizabethkingia bacteria has infected 44 people since November, including 18 who died while infected.By Ben Lawson | March 4, 2016
An outbreak of a deadly bacteria in Wisconsin has led to 44 infections since November, including 18 deaths.
Elizabethkingia is a bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and cause fever, shortness of breath, chills and cellulitis.
"This is one organism that's inherently very difficult to treat. It has built in resistance to wide range of antibiotics," said Michael Bell of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.