Superbug threat misunderstood, WHO says

November 16, 2015 5:04 PM

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Superbug threat misunderstood, WHO says

'Rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis,' says Margaret Chan

Ramping up its fight against antibiotic resistance with a survey of public awareness, the United Nations health agency said 64 per cent of those asked believed wrongly that penicillin-based drugs and other antibiotics can treat colds and flu, despite the fact such medicines have no impact on viruses...

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