New Superbugs Raising Concerns Worldwide

Some germs now carry a new gene with the power to destroy some types of antibiotics. These bacteria are intensifying fears that new types of “superbugs” could eventually make antibiotics obsolete.

The bacteria with the gene include previously unseen strains of E. coli and other common pathogens. They appear to have evolved in India, where poor sanitation and cheap, widely available antibiotics create an ideal environment for resistant microorganisms.

According to the Washington Post:

“Experts fear the germs will follow the path of other multi-drug-resistant bugs and become a common scourge in medical centers and perhaps even among otherwise healthy people.”

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