Superbugs: What Are They and How Can They Be Stopped?

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A superbug is a microorganism that has developed antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to multiple antimicrobials. Superbugs have adapted after being exposed to certain antimicrobials and can no longer be killed by these treatments.

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Resistance to an antibiotic occurs when a microorganism grows in the presence of a concentration of antibiotic that would usually be sufficient to inhibit or kill organisms of the same species. The severity of a superbug depends on the number of different antimicrobials the microorganism is resistant to, with some being resistant to one or two and others being resistant to multiple.


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