Who is going to defeat the superbug (because federal policies sure aren't working)?

February 23, 2015 12:18 AM

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Who is going to defeat the superbug (because federal policies sure aren't working)?

The bacterial outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital highlights shortcomings in the federal government’s efforts to avert the most lethal hospital infections, which are becoming increasingly impervious to treatment.

Government efforts are hobbled, infection control experts say, by gaps in monitoring the prevalence of these germs both within hospitals and beyond. The continued overuse of antibiotics — due to over-prescription by doctors, patients’ insistence and the widespread use in animals and crops — has help...

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