(WFRV) -- A reckless use of antibiotics may be the reason behind a growing public health threat.
Doctors say while overall cases of MRSA are down, other hospital-acquired bugs are increasing.
"Pseudomonas, acinetobacter, klebsiella, those are the three worst players right now, said Doctor Brad Spellberg. "We're running out of stuff to throw at them."
Experts say the resistance is caused by overuse, or misuse of antibiotics.
Doctor Spellberg says the best ways to fight them is through better practices.
"Wash your hands, cook your food, live a healthy lifestyle," said Doctor Spellberg. "Find out where the infections are occurring."
Experts say the resistant bacteria can also emerge when patients don't take the full course of their prescribed antibiotics.