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You can protect yourself against superbugs

Avoid superbug infections through regular hand-washing, having recommended vaccines, taking antibiotics only as prescribed, and choosing organic animal foods. Some simple preventive measures can keep antibiotic-resistant bacteria at bay. Although the Zika virus got more publicity throughout the summer, another—and even scarier-sounding—microbe also made headlines. Dubbed a new “superbug,” strains of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin were found in the United States. Colistin is a drug often used…

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