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Antibiotic Resistance Sparks “Superbug” Fears, Catastrophic Threat

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(KTVI) – Britian’s top health official said antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine.  Early Monday, Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, said a global effort is needed to fight antibiotic or antimicrobial resistance.

The fear is that in the past few decades, only a handful of new antibiotics have been developed and put on the market while bacteria infections continue to evolve into ‘superbugs’ resistant to treatment.

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