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Ten infants in Calif. neonatal ICU tested positive for superbug

Irvine - County and hospital officials are investigating how 10 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit all tested positive for the same strain of a dangerous superbug at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.

Possible second 'superbug' gene may have been found in U.S.

After the discovery in May of a Pennsylvania woman with a bacterial pathogen resistant to an "antibiotic of last resort," researchers are saying another patient, this time in New York has been identified as having the same mcr-1 “superbug” gene.

Drug-resistant strain of typhoid spreading worldwide

An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" strain of typhoid fever is spreading around the world at a rapid pace say health officials. The disease is driven by a single family of the bacteria, known as H58.
 

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Scanning Electron Micrograph of Methicilin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Magnification 478...
Scanning Electron Micrograph of Methicilin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Magnification 4780x.
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