G20 experts stage a fake superbug pandemic to test how the world would react to a deadly outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant disease


Health experts from around the world yesterday tested how they would cope if there was a global pandemic of an antibiotic-resistant superbug.

Leaders from the G20 countries gathered in Argentina for a simulation which checked their ability to deal with a crisis caused by a fast-spreading infection.

A fictional outbreak of E. coli, a nasty bug that often causes diarrhoea, challenged the governments.

The exercise was run following warnings earlier in the year that countries around the world aren’t prepared for an global pandemic.

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Source: MailOnline