Chinese Superbug Invasion

Chinese Superbug Invasion

An invasion from China is headed our way, and it has nothing to do with military incursions or cyberspace spying.  Instead, the threat is from infectious pathogens, and there is almost nothing we can do about it, despite warnings from medical experts that go back years.

A bacterial mutation discovered in people and livestock in China is proving to be the antibiotic-resistant “super-bug” scientists and health experts have been warning about for years.  Antibiotic resistance is estimated to kill at least 700,000 people worldwide each year, and that number is expected to climb to over 10 million deaths by 2050.  The mutation could push that number much higher, and scientists and health experts are at a loss in how to address this very serious threat.

See more on China “super-bug”, page 2

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