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A superbug is a bacterium that is resistant to all available antibiotics.

One of the most infamous superbugs is MRSA, and this book is a writer's look into the wraths of the infection. MRSA is resistant to all antibiotics and is responsible for at least 11,000 U.S. deaths each year.

KPC is a superbug that tends to lurk in hospitals and in 2011 it caused a serious outbreak at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This Frontline episode takes a look into this outbreak, as well as the superbug crisis sweeping the nation.

Some stats on antibiotic development through the years: (http://antibiotic-action.com/)



The following depicts concerns and involvement of countries over antibiotic resistance.


In 2013 the CDC published a report on the threat of antibiotic resistance, raising the bar on its severity. The document is extensive, but the summary gives a good overview of this issue.

The NY times responded to this report with an article criticizing the numbers provided by the CDC. Take into consideration both sides of the argument.