Federal officials issued a serious warning on Tuesday! A very dangerous group of superbugs is posing great health risks throughout U.S. hospitals. These germs are known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. CRE cases have gone from 1% a decade ago, to 4% in 2012, which is a significant growth rate. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC said "What's called CRE are nightmare bacteria, they're basically a triple threat". What makes this virus so dangerous is that it's resistant to virtually all antibiotics, it can transfer it's invincibility to other bacteria and lastly the bacteria are deadly, with fatality rates as high as 50%. Currently the virus has only affected hospital patients and all possible safety and quaranteen measures are being taken to prevent it from getting out.