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Second innings: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to launch presidential campaign on Sunday

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is all set to launch her second presidential campaign from April 12, a news report said.

Clinton is expected to make an official announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, New York Daily reported.

According to an official, she is likely to make the announcement via video footage and social media.

Clinton is expected to begin her campaign with a series of smaller events in early-voting states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, the official said. The Clinton camp has already signed a lease for a new office space in Brooklyn, New York, as her campaign headquarters.

Hillary Clinton served as the 67th Secretary of State under Obama from 2009-13. Prior to this, she represented New York in the US Senate from 2001-09.

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US Superbug Infections Rising, but Deaths Falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017

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Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. (Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). VOA

Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that make conquered germs once again untreatable.US

So there’s some surprising news in a federal report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017. That’s down 18% from 2013.

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So there’s some surprising news in a federal report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down. Pixabay

Officials credit an intense effort in hospitals to control the spread of particularly dangerous infections.

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But while deaths are going down, the report says infections overall increased nationally. And while superbugs mainly have been considered a hospital problem, they are appearing much more often elsewhere. (VOA)