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Superbug From India Spread Far and Fast, Study Finds – Wall Street Journal

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Superbug From India Spread Far and Fast, Study Finds – Wall Street Journal

An antibiotic-resistant gene originally discovered in bacteria from India was found 8,000 miles away in a remote Arctic environment, according to a new study. Researchers believe the gene, found in bacteria in the soil of a Norwegian archipelago, made the trek in less than three years, highlighting the speed with which antibiotic resistance can spread on a global scale.

Antibiotic resistance is a persistent and growing global health concern. At least 700,000 people die globally each year from antibiotic-resistant infections,…

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