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Submission + - India superbugs turn normal bugs into superbugs

Y.A.A.P. writes: Straight from the article:
"A new gene that can turn many types of bacteria into superbugs resistant to nearly all antibiotics has sickened people in three states and is popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday. The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received medical care in India, where the problem is widespread. [...] Three types of bacteria were involved, and three different mechanisms let the gene become part of them."

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.