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Britain’s Cameron Urges G7 To Help Reduce Antibiotics Use

ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron urged leaders of the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to reduce the use of antibiotics and to reward drug companies for developing new medicines to fight drug-resistant superbug infections.

Jerry Brown Limits Antibiotics in Livestock

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a controversial law making California the nation’s strictest regulator of the use of livestock antibiotics, limiting use only to sick animals directly under the care of a veterinarian.

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Killer Superbug Breaks Out at Cedars-Sinai; Could Hit 67 Patients

Four patients at Cedars-Sinai have contracted the “CRE super-bug.” One has died and 67 are at risk of exposure, according to a hospital spokesman. The latest outbreak follows the death of two patients, near-death of five, and exposure to 179 patients in a similar outbreak from October through early January at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center. In both occurrences the culprit seems to have been contaminated body scopes.

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CDC Reveals Superbug Causes 15,000 Deaths Annually

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control revealed that a superbug called Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, triggers over 450,000 infections a year nationwide and causes nearly 15,000 deaths. The bacterial infection, which is contained in feces, can be contracted by contact through hands or contaminated surfaces.

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