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Antibiotic-resistant “superbug” detected South Korea raw squid

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:29 UTC
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A dangerous antibiotic-resistant “superbug” has been found in the North American food supply for the first time, according to researchers from the University of Saskatchewan. Read full article


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  • Be serious

    Global pharma companies should be encouraged to put more resources into developing new antibiotics. Financial incentives must be made available by World Governments to avoid total disaster.

    Jun 20th, 2014 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Connected to Patagonian short fin squid harvested in quantity by the South Koreans? Or another ocean's product?

    Jun 20th, 2014 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    One move would be to ban doctors from prescribing antibiotics for every damn reason under the sun, including viral purposes.

    I stopped taking antibiotics for sore throats, etc. decades ago for this reason alone.

    Jun 20th, 2014 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @3 ChrisR,
    I was told by a Dr that if we don't stop using antibiotics, the bugs will wipe us all off the planet & that we are well overdue for a world wide epidemic of some kind.
    We don't use antibiotics in our house.
    Trouble is, that in some countries you can buy them over the counter with no prescription.

    Jun 20th, 2014 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    It's too late with the antibiotics, too many taking them...into the system...out of the system via the toilet, through the sewers and into the ocean and back into the food chain.....

    Jun 21st, 2014 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    We're way overdue for a World Wide Pandemic. I've been expecting one for awhile.
    My guess it is going to be some crazy bug from those filthy Chinese that sleep in the same room with their farm animals, bird and bats.
    A cross species rapidly morphing bug and worldwide travel like we've never experienced. Its a bad combination.
    It is just a matter of time.

    Jun 21st, 2014 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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