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Source: Motherboard

Since antibiotics were developed in the 1940s, several types of bacteria have naturally developed antibiotic resistance and some are already resistant to every known antibiotic in the world.

If someone becomes infected with one of these so-called “superbugs,” they basically have to hope their body is able to fight off the infection on its own.

If not, a previously treatable type of infection will kill them—indeed, 23,000 lives are already claimed each year in the United States due to antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.

According to the United Nations, by 2050 more people will die from antibiotic-resistant infections than currently die from cancer around the world.

Watch “Nature’s Superbug Slayers” below and read the story at Motherboard.

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