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WHO’s ‘priority pathogens’ list highlights urgent need for new drugs

This illustration depicts a three-dimensional computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria, among the most fearsome resistant bacteria in the world. (Centers for Disease Control/Associated Press)

The World Health Organization has released its first list of the world’s most dangerous superbugs — 12 families of bacterial supervillains considered the most serious threats to human health. Dr. Gerry Wright, director, IIDR, comments on the list in a CBC News article. Read more.