Superbugs could soon kill more people than cancer

December 12, 2014 6:45 PM

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WASHINGTON The world could have a deadly and expensive problem on its hands if the growing fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria stays on the same track, according to a dire new warning.

The so-called superbugs, if left unchecked, could result in 10 million deaths each year by 2050 — more than the number of people killed by cancer — and put a $100 trillion dent in the global economy, according to a new report commissioned by British Prime Minister David Cameron. The analysis, which ...

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