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Infected international travelers can accelerate the superbug spread, and domestically there is a large population vulnerable to infection — the frail elderly and people who have compromised immune systems.
Some groups are working on substances that stop antibiotics from reaching the gut, and fomenting the evolution of resistant superbugs there.
Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance The emergence of superbugs—antibiotic-resistant infections—will continue to pose a problem.
To deal with these incipient superbugs, scientists turned to methicillin—a chemical relative of penicillin.
These drugs could give rise to superbugs—bacteria that can’t be treated with modern medicine—and things are only getting worse.
The Los Angeles Times broke the news about a superbug outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in February 2015, which triggered an FDA warning the next day.
While superbugs are not on the formal agenda this year, leaders will meet on Thursday to discuss what progress has been made since last year, when leaders committed to developing action plans for their countries.
The Centers for Disease Control has given the Maryland Department of Health $1.8 million to fight antibiotic resistance, or superbugs.
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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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