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Are Superbugs on the Rise?

Many proclaim that the discovery of penicillin was perhaps the most important medical discovery of all times. With the use of penicillin, patients survived previous deadly infections and life expectancy rose. Many of the complications that arose from infections, such as rheumatic heart disease, became nearly eradicated. Following that, many more new and more powerful […]

Superbug at UCLA hospital kills 2 and leaves 179 potentially exposed

At UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center, two people have died among seven patients who were infected with the antibiotic-resistant superbug known as CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae). The LA Times reported Wednesday that the number of infected patients may grow because nearly 180 patients who were treated from October to January could have potentially been exposed to […]