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Dirt Could Help Fight Superbugs

13:00 EDT 13 Jun 2018 | Discover Magazine

About 23,000 Americans die each year due to a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics. Since 2010, the number of children who have become resistant has increased sevenfold. In recent years, the misuse and overuse of antibiotics led to the superbug phenomenon, in which bacteria that cause illness and disease become resistant to medicines. That makes it harder to treat conditions like pneumonia and food-related illnesses. Now, a group of researchers are looking for the next antibiot

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