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India Superbugs Pose Worldwide Threat

Thursday, 04 Dec 2014 04:11 PM

A deadly epidemic that could sweep the globe is plaguing India. Among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no longer work, The New York Times reports.

More than 58,000 infants died last year after being born with bacterial infections that are resistant to most known antibiotics, a recent study found.
 
While that is still a fraction of the nearly 800,000 newborns who die annually in India, doctors fear the rising toll of resistant infections could overwhelm efforts to improve India’s high infant death rate. Nearly a third of the world’s newborn deaths occur in India.
 

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