September 22, 2013 12:00 AM

We can ill afford to live in a ‘post-antibiotic world’

Does that headline frighten you? It should, because that’s the direction we might be heading. In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control warns of “potentially catastrophic consequences” if the world fails to take action against the threat already being posed by increasingly antibiotic-resistent bacteria – the so-called “superbugs.”

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