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2009-11-19 06:20:00

Europe has been hit with the dangerous and expensive problem of hyper-resistant bacteria because of excessive antibiotic use, according to health experts gathering in Stockholm on Wednesday. This marked the 2nd annual European Antibiotics Awareness Day hosted by the Stockholm-based European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC). Experts attending the meeting said that new strain of resistance bacteria was popping up and threatening global health, reported AFP. "Some bacteria are...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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