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Are We At The Dawn Of The Age of Epidemics?

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Over the past several weeks and months, we've seen a startling number of disease outbreaks pop up around the globe. It's a trend that's not completely surprising — one that could characterize the coming decades as the Age of Epidemics. 

To stay up to date, you can always check the CDC Current Outbreak List and Traveler's Health Advisory.

Here are some of the scariest new diseases you need to know about:

And the antibiotics are not working as well

MRSA and the Pending Antibiotic ApocalypseMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a strain of bacteria that has evolved resistance to a wide range of antibiotics, making it deadly and extremely difficult to treat. Indeed, it's expected that within a few decades we'll enter into the "post-antibiotic era," a time when even the most routine infections could threaten our lives.

Basically the antibiotics are ensuring that the stronger strains survive.

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