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Medical professionals concerned antibiotics creating ’super’ bacteria
ABC News

Diverticulitis, or infection in the colon, occurs in half of Americans over the age of 60. It’s a condition often treated with antibiotics. But in more and more cases the medication doesn’t work. Now there are growing concerns that antibiotic resistance is leading to more “super” bugs that can’t easily be treated. In December 2009, emergency room doctors told 52-year-old Tom Dukes he was on the verge of death.