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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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'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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UN says untreatable gonorrhoea spreading

Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea have spread to countries across the world, the UN health agency said on Wednesday, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch and treat cases earlier.    

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Drug-resistant malaria can spread fast warns expert

Drug-resistant malaria could spread from southeast Asia to Africa within months, putting millions of children's lives at risk, a leading expert warned. Nicholas White, professor of tropical medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, called

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