bacteria just says no to drugs

is this living in your sink?
  When the antibiotics quit working...
Overuse antibiotics and bacteria can become resistant to them. But could use of household disinfectants cause the same problem? That's what a New Jersey high school student suspects. [Posted May 1, 1997]

germ warfare

Is cleaner always better?
putting up resistance

How bad is the problem?
losing the battle

Just how do microbes beat antibiotics?
TB fights back

Tuberculosis: ancient disease returns. Can medicine cope?

OK, it's a problem. Got any nifty fixes?

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