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Beyond antibiotics: A new weapon against superbugs shows promise
The Washington Post

Over the past decade, the problem of deadly, drug-resistant superbugs has become a global crisis, outpacing new countermeasures and threatening to bring patient care back to beginning of the 20th century. These bugs are now responsible for 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses a year in the United States alone. Last year, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron warned of the possibility of a coming medical “dark age.”

There is finally some hope that we’ll be able to stop the infections before things get worse.