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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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Spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs from plants to humans is different from outbreaks of diarrheal illnesses caused immediately after eating contaminated vegetables.
Doctors in Palestine are worried about an antibiotic-resistant superbugs epidemic in Gaza and the West Bank, which is packing up the already deficient medical services in the strangled territories.
Whether you live below the poverty line in the slums of Karachi or work as a banker on Wall Street, drug-resistant "superbugs" are among the gravest threats to your health.
DEADLY superbugs may have killed thousands of people in our region last year.
SCOTS scientists have made a breakthrough in the battle against hospital superbugs.
Iselin, NJ, July 13, 2018 --(PR.com)-- William and Anthony are chairing SMi's Superbugs & Superdrugs USA Conference and encourage all involved in AMR to join experts from multiple disciplines, in the field of infectious disease representing research, regulatory, funding, diagnostics and academia, at this event in New Jersey on November 12 -13, 2018.
The researchers call their new creation "vancapticins" and say the molecules could be used to treat formidable illnesses that have become resistant to medications, called superbugs. Those include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA.
In a global effort to tackle drug resistant superbugs, a project called The Global Burden of Disease AMR (antimicrobial resistance) has been launched.
Recce is developing a new class of broad spectrum synthetic antibiotics to address the global health challenge of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Its current lead candidate RECCE 327 has been developed for the treatment of sepsis derived from S.
Michael Mosley v the Superbugs BBC4, 9pm Drug-resistant 'superbugs' are on the rise, in the form of MRSA, TB, pneumonia and e-coli.
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