Travelers taking antibiotics may be helping spread of 'superbugs'

January 25, 2015 8:08 AM

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Travelers taking antibiotics may be helping spread of 'superbugs'

Not only that, but travelers could also be spreading drug-resistant bacteria to their own countries, contributing the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), travelers' diarrhea is the most common illness to affect travelers. An estimated 10 million people - 20-50% of international travelers - develop the condition, usually occurring within the first week of travel.

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