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Use of antibiotics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Use of antibitics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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'Superbug' TB infects 32,000 kids every year

As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, according to new estimates by US researchers that for the first time quantify rates of this difficult-to-treat form of

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Roche in $550m deal for superbug antibiotic

Swiss drugmaker Roche will pay up to 500 million Swiss francs ($548 million) for an experimental antibiotic, marking a rare foray by a major pharmaceutical firm into the battle against so-called "superbug" infections found in hospitals

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Scientists find salmonella superbug

Scientists have identified an emerging "superbug" strain of salmonella that is highly resistant to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, often used for severe salmonella infections, and say they fear it may spread around the world. The s

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Scientists find first gonorrhoea superbug

Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhoea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat. The new strain of the sexual

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Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday. The NDM 1 gene, which cr

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Bahrain sends out superbug alert

Patients in Bahrain who underwent operations in India or Pakistan in the last six months could be at risk from a deadly superbug, which appears to be going global, said Bahrain's Health Ministry officials. NDM-1 has already spread from

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New superbug spreading from India: UK scientists

A new superbug could spread around the world after reaching Britain from India -- in part because of medical tourism -- and scientists say there are almost no drugs to treat it. Researchers said on Wednesday they had found a new gene calle

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