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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sounds Alarm on Drug-Resistant Superbugs Caused by Antibiotic Overuse



9/17/2013 7:26:29 AM

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More than 2 million people in the U.S. are sickened by antibiotic-resistant germs each year, and at least 23,000 die, according to the first report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank the threats.

Three bacteria, including drug-resistant gonorrhea, are classified as urgent threats with the potential to become widespread. Another 11 bacteria and a fungus are referred to as serious perils by the CDC report.

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