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Europe in the grip of drug-resistant superbugs

LONDON (Reuters) – Superbugs capable of evading even the most powerful antibiotics are increasing their grip in Europe with rates of drug resistance in one type of bacteria reaching 50 percent in the worst-hit countries, health officials said Thursday. In a report on multi-drug resistant bacteria, or so-called superbugs, the…

Drug-resistant bacteria top agenda of medical convention

CHICAGO — The emergence of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and efforts by scientists trying to cope with the problem top the agenda at a medical convention under way here this weekend. “The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide is clearly the hot topic because one can observe bacteria becoming more resistant…

Drug-resistant bacteria found in 1/4 of US meat, poultry

WASHINGTON — A sampling of grocery store meat in five US cities has shown a type of drug-resistant bacteria is contained in about one quarter of beef, chicken, pork and turkey for sale, a study said Friday. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia, sepsis or endocarditis…

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