7 Questions You Probably Have About 'Superbugs,' Answered

February 23, 2015 12:57 PM

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7 Questions You Probably Have About 'Superbugs,' Answered

If more and stronger action isn't taken soon to address the growing issue of superbugs like CRE, reports suggest we could face serious consequences: By 2050, these infections could kill 10 million people worldwide -- more than all types of cancer, combined.

1. What do you mean, "superbug"? It's no medical term, but colloquially it's come to represent a class of dangerous microbes, generally bacteria, that have mutated in a way that help them to resist the medications we most frequently use to treat them. This is why superbugs are also often referred to...

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