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U.S. deaths from antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ rose 15% in 2020

U.S. deaths from antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ rose 15% in 2020

Reuters | U.S. deaths from bacteria resistant to antibiotics, also known as ‘superbugs’, jumped 15% in 2020 as the drugs were widely dispensed to treat COVID-19 and fight off bacterial infections during long hospitalizations, enabling the bugs to evolve, a U.S. government report said on Tuesday.

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