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WHO Says Antibiotic Resistant 'Superbugs' Now Global Threat

May 1, 2014
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CDC Head Concerned About a Post-Antibiotic Era

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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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Robots Fighting Superbugs

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AP (Apr. 29, 2013) — In this era of threatening superbugs, products for fighting hospital infections seem to be multiplying as fast as the germs themselves. Hospitals can now fight superbugs with devices that resemble Star Wars robots.
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Officials: 'Superbug' No Threat to Public Health

Officials: 'Superbug' No Threat to Public Health

AP (Feb. 19, 2015) — Officials at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles say an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' that exposed nearly 180 patients does not pose a public health threat, and was handled properly after it was discovered. (Feb. 19) Video provided by AP
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