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In New Report, European Food, Disease Agencies Warn Drug-Resistant Bacteria Pose ‘Alarming’ Public Health Threat

Reuters: ‘Alarming’ superbugs a risk to people, animals, and food, E.U. warns
“Superbug bacteria found in people, animals, and food across the European Union pose an ‘alarming’ threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday. A report on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said some 25,000 people die from such superbugs in the European Union every year…” (Kelland, 2/22).

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