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su·per·bug

 (so͞o′pər-bŭg′)
n. Informal
A strain of bacteria that has become resistant to most antibiotics.
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superbug

(ˈsuːpəˌbʌɡ)
n
(Microbiology) informal an infective microorganism that has become resistant to antibiotics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superbug - a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
2.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
Bemisia, genus Bemisia - sweet-potato whitefly
sweet-potato whitefly - a variety of whitefly
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Translations

superbug

[ˈsʊːpəbʌg] Nbacteria f asesina
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superbug

[ˈsuːpərbʌg] n (= bacteria) → super bactérie f
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HYDERABAD -- A seminar on prevention of super bug typhoid was held at civil hospital Hyderabad which was addressed by commissioner Hyderabad Abbas Baloch, MS Liaquat University hospital Hyderabad and Jamshoro Dr.Mobin Memon,director administration Abdul Sattar Jatoi, Professor Salma Shaikh, Dr.Naeem Zia,professor Raheel Sikendar and others.
Essential oils have proven to be effective eliminating some bacteria, Wang noted the MRSA super bug bacteria among them.
'The sewage-contaminated drinking water has emerged as the cause of this super bug typhoid,' said Dr Memon, adding that the virus has now spread to some other countries.
of super bug Typhoid spread in the Sukkur Division.
SANGHAR -- Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has taken notice of media reports regarding spreading of super bug typhoid in the province.
Diagnostics company Cepheid disclosed on Tuesday the receipt of clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for expanded claims for the 'super bug' Xpert Carba-R molecular test to aid clinicians in determining appropriate therapeutic strategy for pure colony specimens.
The GDN reported in April last year that hospitals in GCC were found to have clones of an antibiotic-resistant super bug that affects the lungs, blood and brain - and can also cause urinary tract and wound infections.
This causes rising oceans, global warming, weather extremes (imbalances), super bug infestation, droughts and fires, and so on.
Aligarh: A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.
THE number of cases of super bug MRSA dropped by 14% here last year, figures revealed yesterday.
and Canada have also expressed concern regarding the emergence of a "super bug" strain of another STD, gonorrhoea, which is resistant to available antibiotics.
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, which runs University Hospital and Rugby St Cross, recorded 104 cases of stomach bug C Diff - half the target of fewer than 208 cases - and four cases of super bug MRSA, against a target of no more than seven.