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Why Superbugs Thrive In Hospitals

A deadly superbug outbreak in LA is terrifying locals. Why do people get so sick in hospitals?

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Hard to Kill: Superbugs in Circulation

“More than 180 patients may have been exposed to the drug-resistant superbug called CRE at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center, reported the Los Angeles Times. Two patients have died. The hospital is notifying patients who were exposed to a medical scope that’s difficult to disinfect. CRE is deadly in 40 to 50 percent of patients.”

UCLA ‘superbug’ kills 2 people; 179 exposed

“Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly ‘superbug’ at a Los Angeles hospital, officials said Wednesday.”

A New Antibiotic Found in Dirt Can Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria

“Tests in mice show that the new drug works against numerous nasty diseases and should stay viable for decades.”

Antibiotics Can’t Keep Up With ‘Nightmare’ Superbugs

“We’re used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections.”
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