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The recent emergence of new strains of staphlococcus Aureous (SA) in hospital environments has caused consternation bordering upon quiet panic. Ordinarily, SA is a peaceful resident on our skin. In return for hosting, it has a symbiotic benefit to us. However, new strains have appeared recently that are highly resistant to antibiotics. As a result, during surgery, stray colonies of the new SA may set up housekeeping in internal organs producing cysts incurable by antibiotics that may kill the patient.
The Superbug War
The new resistant varieties have evolved because of heavy use of antibiotics. Many biologists fear that the supebugs are evolving faster than …