What are Superbugs?

Modern medicine has helped us overcome many diseases which once killed millions of people worldwide each year. Over the course of the 20th century, stronger and more effective drugs and treatments have been developed which have helped us live healthier and longer lives. However, the pathogens we seek to fight also evolve to overcome our treatments. This article will discuss […]

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Strains show in Australia’s ‘gold standard’ quarantine system

New coronavirus variants are forcing Australia and New Zealand to rethink already-stringent quarantine rules for overseas visitors, even as their systems are replicated around the world. Officials in Australia’s Victoria state on Wednesday became the latest to warn that the spread of the UK, Brazilian and South African mutations mean its 14-day mandatory quarantine must be toughened. “These hyper infectious […]

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Germany hits 2 million infections as WHO tackles new strains

Germany on Friday passed two million coronavirus cases as a World Health Organization emergency committee readied to issue advice on stemming the spread of new, more contagious strains of the disease. The surge in Europe’s biggest economy came as countries on the continent again tightened restrictions, with Portugal entering a fresh lockdown and Britain requiring negative tests for entry. Despite […]

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