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THE RISE OF SUPERBUGS

Antibiotics are without question the miracle drugs of the 20th century. Penicillin, the first widely produced antibiotic, saved more soldiers’ lives during World War II than the Sherman tank. Since the 1940s researchers have discovered newer, more powerful strains of antibiotics to treat everything from a common ear infection to the most exotic tropical disease.

When a young mother or father takes their sick child to the doctor complaining of high fevers, green

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