Here's Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems : Shots

February 20, 2015 2:44 AM

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Here's Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems : Shots

News reports are describing a "nightmare superbug" killing people in California. But scientists who study infectious diseases say the risk from this outbreak doesn't live up to the alarming headlines.

"It's not something that is likely to spread around the community or is a cause for alarm," says David Perlin, an infectious disease scientist and executive director of the Public Health Research Institute at Rutgers.

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