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What makes superbugs super: an anatomy of drug-resistant bacteria Add to ...

As authorities work to stem the spread of CPE in British Columbia hospitals, we explain the characteristics of a superbug

Canadian hospitals need better warning systems when it comes to CPE, a potentially lethal superbug that has established a foothold in British Columbia, says a medical microbiologist who helped launch a provincial surveillance program for the bacteria (full story). Click through the animation below to see how a drug-resistant bacteria like CPE survives and spreads.

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