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What is the medical terminology for the "superbug"?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Common lay term
The term superbug is more a produce of the media than a medical one.
Within a decade of the first use of penicillin, strains of staph that had previously been susceptible had developed resistance. Today the term "multiply resistant" is commonly applied to a variety of germs that are no longer killed off by regular antibiotics.

In brief: Common lay term
The term superbug is more a produce of the media than a medical one.
Within a decade of the first use of penicillin, strains of staph that had previously been susceptible had developed resistance. Today the term "multiply resistant" is commonly applied to a variety of germs that are no longer killed off by regular antibiotics.
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