#Superbugs

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Superbugs jumping frequently between humans and animals

MRSA staphylococcus is an example of a superbug. These bacterial strains are resistant to most antibiotics and can cause serious infections.

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People are breathing in antibiotic resistant genes in major cities around the world | Daily Mail Online

Research by the American Chemical Society has revealed there are antibiotic resistant genes floating in the air of at least 19 major cities around the world, adding to the global failure of antibiotics.

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Common ‘Superbug’ Found to Disguise Resistance to Potent Antibiotic - WSJ

Some common “superbugs” appear to harbor a little-known type of resistance to a last-resort antibiotic, a new study shows, suggesting a worrying new way in which dangerous bacteria can evade one of the few remaining treatment options.

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A popular sugar additive may have fueled the spread of not one but two superbugs

A widely used sugar additive called trehalose may have led to the emergence of two hyper-virulent strains of Clostridium difficile, better known as C. diff.

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Quiz: Superbugs -- Bacteria Resistant to Antibiotics

Find out how much you know about this global health threat.