The spread of superbugs

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Widespread and sometimes careless use of antibiotics has led to the proliferation of multi-resistant bacteria. Experts fear a future without effective weapons to fight common infections.

Infographic on the spread of superbugs

Journalists: Daniel Saraga, Thomas Pfefferlé
Graphic design: Benjamin Schulte

Sources: Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States 2013, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Annual epidemiological report 2013, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; World Health Organization.

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