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Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' alert in Gulf hospitals

Clones of a dangerous 'superbug' that can be passed from patient to patient have reportedly been found in hospitals in the GCC, including Bahrain. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia yesterday reveale

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Battling nightmare infections: a plan to beat the superbug

With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug. Now US health officials want that kind of campaign to go national. The Whit

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A plan to beat the superbug

With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug. Now US health officials want that kind of campaign to go national. The Whit

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New antibiotic kills bugs without resistance

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, that can kill serious infections in mice without encountering any detectable resistance, offering a potential new way to get ahead of dangerous evolving superbugs. Research

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Unchecked superbugs could kill 10 million a year

Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100 trillion by 2050 if their rampant global spread is not halted, according to a British government-commissioned review. Such infections alread

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Unchecked superbugs could kill 10 million a year

Drug-resistant superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to $100 trillion by 2050 if their rampant global spread is not halted, according to a British government-commissioned review. Such infections alread

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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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