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New Antibiotic Offers Hope Against Resistant Bugs

International public health officials have expressed alarm that once highly-effective antibiotics, developed in some cases more than 50 years ago, are losing the war against dangerous infections, allowing once treatable diseases to grow into deadly illnesses worldwide — so-called "superbugs." These include the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, which silently infects up to one-third of the world’s population. It can spring to life and cause active disease, and a sometimes...

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