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White House Urges Responsible Antibiotic Use to Prevent Deaths

Peggy Lillis thought she had a stomach virus. But the New York mother had contracted a clostridium difficile-related infection and died in a matter of days. C. difficile is one of the fastest growing superbugs. Fifteen-year-old Nile Moss of California was hospitalized for routine tests. Days later, he died of pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, also known as the “hospital superbug.” Joshua Nahum was hospitalized for a sky-diving accident; he was on...

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