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Science In The Extremes S3 • E7

Is the Cure for Superbugs Hiding Deep Under the Earth?

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Published on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Naowarat "Ann" Cheeptham is combing cave systems for brand new bacteria that may hold the answer to the growing crisis of drug-resistant infections.

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Another outbreak is a certainty: are we ready for a superbug epidemic?
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...
"A 2016 report backed by the British government found that drug-resistant infections cause 700,000 deaths globally each year. The same report projected that death toll could rise to 10 million a year by 2050 – more people than die annually from cancer...The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described rising resistance levels to antibiotics as a “global crisis”, while England’s chief medical officer has warned of a coming “post-antibiotic apocalypse.”

‘Nightmare’ bacteria, resistant to almost every drug, stalk U.S. hospitals
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of “nightmare bacteria” that are virtually untreatable and capable of spreading genes that make them impervious to most antibiotics"

Biggest Threats and Data in Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance (AR / AMR)
https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/bi...
"Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time... The report sounded the alarm to the danger of antibiotic resistance, stating that each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die."

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