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Katie Couric Reports (Superbugs) #982350

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 15, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) A deadly version of E.coli formed from a genetic mutation that turns it into a superbug examined; photos shown of victim Tom Dukes†† in the hospital; details given about the growing resistance to and overuse of antibiotics. [DUKES - recounts what happened.] [“Rising Plague” author Dr. SPELLBERG††- says the E.coli that causes most urinary tract infections is becoming resistant; states it is a convergence of 2 public health crises.] [AstraZeneca’s Dr. John REX†- says the trick is to find something that kills the bacteria but doesn't hurt you or me.]
Couric, Katie

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