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It has been 15 years since an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in Hong Kong killed 299 people and infected 1,755. The wildfire spread of the deadly virus through densely packed housing estates stunned the city’s health authorities and traumatised residents. Now the city’s top microbiologist thinks more deaths are on the way. “It’s very...
They have various titles. Health Care Acquired Infection, HAI, Superbugs, Nosocomial Infections. Whatever you call them, they are a major problem in the world today and kill thousands of people annually. Bacteria and fungi are becoming immune to the drugs that are currently on offer. Drug companies are scrambling to make more with little success,...