As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Superbugs

superbug-800x800

Today’s topic is “ripped from the headlines” – specifically:

The Scary Rise of the Latest Superbug

This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. A potentially deadly “superbug” resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 100 others were exposed at a Southern California hospital through contaminated medical instruments, UCLA reported Wednesday. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)

The country’s latest health-care scare centers around a growing problem that’s keeping public health officials around the globe awake at night: drug-resistant superbugs.


So my questions for you today – what comes next? Will we come up with new, better antibiotics? Curb the overuse of the ones we already have? What form might a new superbug take, and with what consequences for our globalized society? And what new transmission vectors might we see for these new bugs? Pull out your crystal balls, poeople!

close

Join Our Newsletter List, Get 4 Free Books

File Type Preferred *
Privacy *
Queer Sci Fi Newsletter Consent *
Please consider also subscribing to the newsletters of the authors who are providing these free eBooks to you.
Author Newsletter Consent *
Check your inbox to confirm your addition to the list(s)

Leave a Comment