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Super bugs biting back.


MORE than one-in-10 children may carry super bugs that won't respond to certain antibiotics.

Researchers at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and the Royal London School of Medicine found that 11 per cent of youngsters under the age of 10 were carrying a strain of E. coli that is resistant to chloramphenicol, a drug rarely given to children.

Dublin doctor James Keeley believes the study is worth looking into.

He said: "It's something that definitely needs to be checked out here."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 18, 2001
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