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Single-Dose Antibiotic Could Cure MRSA, Other Superbugs

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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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AP (July 22, 2014) — Sounding alarms about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, CDC Director Tom Frieden warned Tuesday if the global community does not confront the problem soon, the world will be living in a devastating post-antibiotic era. (July 22) Video provided by AP
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Superbugs in Showdown With Antibiotics, 'Crisis' Predicted

Superbugs in Showdown With Antibiotics, 'Crisis' Predicted

Newsy (Nov. 18, 2013) — New information published Sunday shows up to a century of medical advances could be lost because of new superbugs that are immune to antibiotics.
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Antibiotic Progress on Superbugs Called "Alarmingly Slow"

Antibiotic Progress on Superbugs Called "Alarmingly Slow"

CBC (Apr. 22, 2013) — New antibiotics for superbugs are critically needed to save lives, Canadian and US infectious disease experts warn.
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Tuberculosis: Research Collaboration to Target a Killer Disease

Tuberculosis: Research Collaboration to Target a Killer Disease

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) — German and South African scientists are collaborating in Durban to find new ways of fighting tuberculosis, or TB. For the past 20 years the number of cases of TB has been on the rise, in part because conventional antibiotic treatment has become less and less effective. South Africa is a region especially badly affected by TB. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, who heads the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, has set up a research group there in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an American biomedical research institute.
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