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Have You Already Heard About The Superbug?

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For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.
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The problem is that these superbugs are really good at working out how to change themselves to resist the antibiotics. The more antibiotics that the bugs see, the better they get at resisting it. These bugs multiply and the new bugs are already resistant and over time the antibiotics become useless.
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Health officials said the case in Pennsylvania, by itself, is not cause for panic. The strain found in the woman is treatable with some other antibiotics. But researchers worry that the antibiotic-resistant gene found in the bacteria, known as mcr-1, could spread to other types of bacteria that can already evade other types of antibiotics.
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As you have heard; by 2050 there will be superbugs within the human body that will be immune to most drugs, and are predicted to kill more than cancer. I would like to know how drug use would be changed to reduce the rise of resistance.
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Pretty scary stuff. I read that we should refrain from using antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers. I have been conditioned to rely on antibacterial products. I don't know what I'll do.
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For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.
That is terrifying to consider. No more antibiotics? How will people get over infections?
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Pretty scary stuff. I read that we should refrain from using antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers. I have been conditioned to rely on antibacterial products. I don't know what I'll do.
No offense but its because of people like you who have been"conditioned" to stay super clean is why this Superbug even exist.
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No offense but its because of people like you who have been"conditioned" to stay super clean is why this Superbug even exist.
Seriously, most people began using antibacterial products because of germs associated with other viruses. Its like what came first, the chicken or the egg? The superbug just evolved.
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Thats pretty gross. Its because of the mass migration of refugees. Its regional germs mixing and creating a superbug.
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Thats pretty gross. Its because of the mass migration of refugees. Its regional germs mixing and creating a superbug.
That is what they would have you believe. All of the superbugs in the past have been man made, why would we think this one would be anything other than that. Perfect timing to blame it on another group.
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Manges has spent the past fifteen years studying the link between antibiotic use in meat production, especially poultry, and UTIs.
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For nearly a century, bacteria-fighting drugs known as antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that can make us sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. In fact, certain bacteria are now unbeatable with today’s medicines. Sadly, the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs.
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That is what they would have you believe. All of the superbugs in the past have been man made, why would we think this one would be anything other than that. Perfect timing to blame it on another group.
Just going by the facts Katalina. Through out history migration has always introduced disease into population.
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In Germany, they make wide use of two tools we don't even seem aware of in the US to fight bacterial infections. The first is ozone therapy, which kills a broad spectrum of bacteria, and can't cause super-bug resistance by its very nature. The second is a homeopathic formulation called Notakehl, which also, from my understanding of it, can not generate resistant bacteria.
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Yes and I am scared to death with the kids going back to school. They always seem to catch something. I will be keeping them home at the first sign of any illness.
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Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of antibiotics. Each year these drug-resistant bacteria infect more than 2 million people nationwide and kill at least 23,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and staph infections are just a few of the dangers we now face.
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They can spread by touch, electronic thermometers, endoscopes, laboratory coats, soiled gowns, blood, touching, coughing, sneezing, talking, air, water, intravenous fluids, food, rats and flies. It only takes three things for a hospital superbug (strain of bacteria resistant to powerful antibiotics) to infect a patient: the existence of the bacteria in the hospital, a susceptible patient, and a mode of transmission such as a touch by doctors and nurses. Should you be concerned?
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Superbugs should be a concern to everyone," Coombes says."Antibiotics are the foundation on which all modern medicine rests.
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While certainly concerning and something to keep a close eye on from a public health point of view, there is no evidence that this is a widespread problem at this time. In addition, this particular E. coli strain is sensitive to several other more commonly used antibiotics such as carbapenems.
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