Brandon Keim writes at Wired:
Nearly one in twenty patients carry drug-resistant staph bacteria, a number ten times higher than previous estimates, say researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This is a rather nasty disease that can result in amputations even if treated. It is spreading in the kinds of places where Americans most impacted by immigration are likely to wind up.
The US has a neighbor, where antibiotic abuse is quite common: Mexico.