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The Race to Stay Ahead of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

hospital acquired infection

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  • Due to overuse of antibiotics, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to them. New York Giants player Daniel Fells may have to amputate his foot after contracting an antibiotic-resistant infection
  • Half of all post-surgical infections, and over a quarter of infections occurring after chemotherapy, are now caused by antibiotic-resistant organisms
  • Health care personnel often transfer pathogens onto their skin during the removal of protective gear such as gloves and gowns. Black light examination revealed such contamination occurred 46 percent of the time

By Dr. Mercola

Antibiotics are a foundational component of modern medicine, without which many of our current treatment modalities and medical procedures become exceedingly dangerous.


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