Fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs

[WCCO Radio, July 19, 2017] Superbugs—the term unofficially refers to bacterial and fungal infections resistant to various antibiotics—are a growing health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization warned in 2015 of an approaching “post-antibiotic” era. Current estimates are that drug-resistant infections annually kill about 700,000 people around the world—a figure that could reach 10 million by 2050. WCCO Radio talked with infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Bornstein, Allina Health United Medical Specialties Clinic about what we can do to protect ourselves from these superbugs.

Posted on July 20, 2017 in Infectious DiseaseRadioUnited HospitalWCCO

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