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An employee of the drug company Apotex, examines some Ciprofloxacin at the plant in Canada. Cipro is commonly given to travelers for diarrhea. More than 20 million Cipro doses are prescribed each year in the U.S.
January 23, 2015 Many of us take antibiotics when we get tummy troubles in developing countries. Scientists say this opens the door for a dangerous visitor in the GI tract. These microbes can stick around for months.
To fight antibiotic-resistant staph germs like these, a study suggests disinfecting the skin of all intensive care patients.
May 29, 2013 Some states have started requiring hospitals to screen their patients for the drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA. But a study that tested different approaches to reducing infections found that screening first wasn't the most effective approach.
Klebsiella pneumoniae, seen here with an electron microscope, are the most common superbugs causing highly drug-resistant infections in hospitals.
Kwangshin Kim/Science Source
March 5, 2013 Federal health officials warned that a dangerous group of superbugs has become increasingly common in hospitals. The bacteria are said to be resistant to virtually all antibiotics.
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