Fighting Drug Resistant Bacteria


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Fighting Drug Resistant Bacteria
In recent years strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria, sometimes called “super bugs” have increasingly become a problem. Two places that these drug resistant super bugs are potentially troublesome are in the food supply and in hospitals. Their appearance on farms is a problem because it makes it easier for these bacteria to spread both into the food supply and into the wider environment. Their appearance in hospitals is troubling as that is where we are most likely to find sick people and those with weakened immune systems. This creates both a perfect breeding ground for more super bugs and a grave danger to already sick patients (CDC; Mole).
According to Alex Hall a researcher at Oxford University,...
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