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Medical tourism increasing spread of superbug gene

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 11th, 2010.

A gene that confers resistance to nearly all existing antibiotics has been found in bacteria in India, Pakistan and the UK, and appears to be spreading internationally as patients travel abroad to seek elective surgery, according to a study† published today in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. The authors of the study say that the […]

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