Recent Examples of superbug from the Web
The Centers for Disease Control has given the Maryland Department of Health $1.8 million to fight antibiotic resistance, or superbugs.
One of the largest superbug outbreaks in the nation occurred at Virginia Mason, where 39 people’s infections were linked to Olympus scopes.
Future bills might come due from climate change, equal pay, board diversity, human rights, environmental degradation and the drug-resistant superbugs that threaten human health.
One extremely drug-resistant superbug outbreak that wore on for nearly two years killed eight children in the hospital’s cancer ward.
One 21-month superbug outbreak killed eight children in the hospital’s cancer ward.
The World Health Organization warned last week that some totally drug-resistance superbug strains of the disease already pose a major threat.
And now that the bacteria which cause the disease is morphing into a superbug, developing new treatments is key.
Among the AP’s findings: — Overcrowding and poor hygiene contributed to deadly infection, including one 21-month superbug outbreak in the cancer ward that killed eight children.
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- The rise of superbugs that can survive multiple antibiotics—such as MRSA, the notorious “flesh-eating bacterium”—has turned once-trivial infections into persistent problems.
- —Valerie Ross, Discover, 7 Sept. 2010
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