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Synonyms for superbug

a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics

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a strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias

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The only unpredictable aspect behind headlines such as "Antibiotic resistant superbugs pose a global threat" (November 19) was when these superbugs would appear.
In India alone, a superbug epidemic in 2013 killed almost 60,000 infants.
The remaining installments will examine the presence of superbugs in America's hospitals and the role antibiotics play in the U.
AROUND 80,000 people could be killed by new drug-resistant superbugs, medical experts warned yesterday.
The new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections.
Hospital bosses are suspected of underreporting superbug outbreaks for fear of being fined for not meeting targets.
In Ontario there were 28 superbug outbreaks in 2010.
Now cases of the dreaded superbug have fallen to just over 100 in the last 12 months.
Writing in the journal Physical Biology, published tomorrow, the researchers said: "We believe we have taken the first step down a road which will allow us to identify more enzymes and develop an effective therapy against a wide range of dangerous superbugs.
The so-called new superbug dubbed NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) poses a global threat, warned scientists on Monday, urging health authorities to track the bacteria.
A researcher at Nottingham University said in a press release on Monday that he has found molecules in the brain and nervous system of cockroaches that kill superbugs.
Here is the lowdown on this superbug and the superbug phenomenon in general, that should help you understand the scenario better.
PATIENTS in Bahrain who underwent operations in India or Pakistan in the last six months could be at risk from a deadly superbug, which appears to be going global.
A TEESSIDE health trust is screening any patients returning from India and Pakistan hospitals for a superbug gene that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
A PATIENT infected with the new 'indestructible' superbug sparking global concern has been treated at a Birmingham hospital, it has emerged.