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WHO: Misunderstanding of Antibiotics Fuels Superbug Threat

People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fueling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, the World Health Organization said on Monday. "The rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters in a tele-briefing from the organization's Geneva headquarters. She said the problem was "reaching dangerously high levels" in...

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