Superbugs Pose Worldwide Health Threat

Superbugs Pose Worldwide Health Threat

Superbugs pose a worldwide health threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in a statement issued Wednesday by the United Nations agency charged with monitoring and improving the world’s health. Long predicted as the inevitable consequence of excessive use of more and more powerful antibiotic drugs to combat disease, the specter of once controllable […]

Superbugs Spawned by Antibiotic Misuse

Superbugs Spawned by Antibiotic Misuse

The overprescribing of antibiotics, both in and out of hospitals, runs the risk of promoting the colonization of dangerous antibiotic-resistant microorganisms commonly known as “superbugs.” According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America, antibiotic resistant infections affect more than two million Americans per year, killing over 23,000. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), in its […]