The Evolution of Bacterial Resistance

What is a "superbug"?

The term "superbug" is not a medical term and is often widely misunderstood. "Superbug" was a term developed by the media and is generally used to describe bacteria that have become resistant to certain antibiotics. Unfortunately, the term "superbug" suggests that bacteria are resistant to all antibiotics, leading people to believe that bacterial reproduction cannot be slowed or stopped. However, most bacteria are susceptible to some antibiotics, which makes it all the more important to avoid the inappropriate use of the effective antibiotics we currently have.

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