superbug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superbug a strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias
    • n superbug a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
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Usage


In news:

Researchers Identify Superbug Resistant to Antibiotics.
Drug-resistant staph bacteria have beenfound on public beaches in Washington state, and beaches in other states mayharbor the superbug too.
Superbug' stalked NIH hospital last year, killing six.
According to a new report, bedbugs can carry a staph 'superbug' that appears to be drug-resistant.
Is Lagging in Effort to Control Superbugs.
Gonorrhea superbug spreads in Japan.
How Your Chicken Dinner Is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug .
Maryn McKenna is the author of Superbug : The Fatal Menace of MRSA (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010).
Health officials in Minnesota say they're stepping up their efforts to battle new antibiotic-resistant superbugs .
The NIH Clinical Center now screens every patient transferring from another facility for superbugs , tests every patient in the intensive care unit twice a week and screens every patient monthly.
The bacteria dubbed the superbugs can cause serious skin and internal infections.
But now, a " superbug " strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.
According to a new report, bedbugs can carry a staph ' superbug ' that appears to be drug-resistant.
Coli ' Superbug ' Hitting Europe.
They call it the " superbug ," and it's got some people super worried.
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