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Report warns about "superbugs"

Posted at 6:25 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 08:27:14-05

A new report warns "superbugs" -- infections that are immune to antibiotics -- will kill 30-thousand Americans "per year" by 2050.

The "Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development" published the report yesterday.

It says superbugs could cost developed countries "three and a half" billion dollars per year.

The group says overuse of antibiotics is a factor and developing a test that can tell the difference of a "viral" infection from a "bacterial" one will be key.