The 193 countries of the United Nations have signed a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or superbugs. Six years in the making, the international commitment could prevent 700,000 deaths a year, say experts. 
It is the fourth time a UN declaration

has been reached on a health issue, following HIV in 2001, non-communicable diseases in 2011 and Ebola in 2013. The signatories now have two years to report back with an action plan.Experts say treatment-resistant infections pose one of the biggest known threats to humanity today.

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