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Infectious Diseases Are Poised for a Deadly Comeback

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Infectious Diseases Are Poised for a Deadly Comeback
Many of the medical breakthroughs of the last century could be lost through the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Doctors and hospitals urgently need new medicines .. It is hard to imagine a world without effective drugs to treat infectious disease but that is where we are headed."Previously treatable infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and pneumonia are poised to overtake cancer and diabetes combined as the world greatest killers, and this is exacerbated by emerging agents of infection, such as Ebola and Zika virus."
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