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Single-Dose Antibiotic Could Cure MRSA, Other Superbugs

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June 5, 2014
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Researchers at Duke say serious skin infections could be cured with single-dose antibiotics instead of standard courses lasting seven to 10 days. Video provided by Newsy


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