Ultraviolet light could be a new weapon in the battle against pandemics

Ultraviolet light could be a new weapon in the battle against pandemics

Originally published on Mashable Australia. 

There is a version of the near future where antibiotic resistant bacteria become more deadly than cancer. 

A study released back in 2016 predicted that, if left unchecked, these types of bacteria could claim more than 10 million lives a year by 2050. Cancer currently kills 8 million people annually.

In the U.S. alone, antibiotic resistant bacteria already kills 20,000 people per year and infects millions more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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