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21 Dec 2014

More than 58,000 infants died last year frombacterial infections that could not be treated, according to The New York Times .Now, theCenter for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, a Washington-based research center,is showing Indian hospitals how to track the trends of antibiotic resistance on their premises. Its a breakthrough method that may eventually help hospitals implement strategies to tackle superbugs over the long term. Until recently, this was very much a developed world problem. Thats where antibiotics were used and abused, said Keith Klugman, director of the pneumonia program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Disclosure: BMGF funds TakePart World.) But very rapidly, India is taking over the rest of the developed world as a focus of resistance. Indeed, antibiotics are sold indiscriminately across India. Researchers at Princeton University and CDDEP found it was the biggest consumer of antibiotics worldwide in 2010.
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