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WHO warns that antibiotic-resistant disease could become worse epidemic than AIDS

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posted on May, 5 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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I wrote last year in my thread about dangerous gases being related to disease outbreaks that there would soon be an epidemic with more and more diseases becoming drug-resistant, and now W?HO is warning people around the world that resistance to antibiotics could soon become a worse deadly epidemic than AIDS.

WHO warns that doling out too many antibiotics could make even a scratch become deadly

More and more diseases are becoming drug-resistant and there are no new antibiotics in the pipeline because there is no money in it for Big Pharma. They are focused on treatments of major illnesses such as cancer rather than creating new antibiotics, so we could be entering a world our great-grandparents lived in...one where even a simple scratch could become infected and cause you to lose a limb, or even kill you.



Deaths from cuts and grazes, diarrhoea and flu will soon be common as antibiotics lose their power to fight minor infections, experts have warned.
The World Health Organisation says the problem has been caused by antibiotics being so widely prescribed that bacteria have begun to evolve and develop resistance.
It claims the crisis is worse than the Aids epidemic – which has caused 25million deaths worldwide – and threatens to turn the clock back on modern medicine.



Here is my thread I wrote about diseases back in Feb. 2013.

www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on May, 5 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Well, I have said it before there are numerous agents to treat these illnesses in nature. I shall find it interesting how many of the "nay-sayers" to herbal medicine refuse them as the appropriate option when there is no other recourse. I am happier and happier that I chose being an herbalist as a life path.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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Well, if Antibiotics as most think, a major contributor to population growth.

Lowering things like infant mortality, etc.

It could be argued that the current population size is an un-natural one due to interventions such as Antibiotics, extrapolate that to what happens if Antibiotics stopped working.

We could see a die off the likes of which humanity has never seen, a new era of rampant disease.

We can only hope, Technology will rise to meet the coming challenges.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: benrl

I credit clean available drinking water even more, but a salient point none the less.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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The cut or scratch causing death in pre antibiotic days is a bit doom porn though, you didn't automatically die, although due to poorer hygiene standards than today a wound would probably be more likely to become infected.

I have scratched/cut/bled many times at work over the years and I've never had to take antibiotics for such a wound becoming infected.
Antibiotic resistant bacteria will not suddenly become resistant to my, or other peoples own antibodies.

...have a cup of tea



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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Light kills bacteria. problem solved.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Here's one of the threads I wrote in 2006 about antibiotic resistance - and it's undeniable relation to factory farming and industry.

Beyond Bird Flu: The Perfect Microbial Storm



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper




Deaths from cuts and grazes, diarrhoea and flu will soon be common as antibiotics lose their power to fight minor infections, experts have warned.


Antibiotics don't affect flu.

We'll end up swapping over the phage viruses, they were using them in Russia in the seventies but cheap antibiotics killed them as an industry.

biology.answers.com...
edit on 5-5-2014 by Antigod because: added a link



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 01:56 PM
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Some of Europe and Russia use Phages to kill bacteria with good results. This country did not approve them because they used flawed ways to acquire results. Probably because you can't patent a natural phage. Now, they have allowed our Pharma companies to design special Phages to kill listeria by adding it to foods. Phages are a good medicine but genetically engineered ones should not be added to chicken nuggets. I got this info.from a link on one of Soficrow's thread links. Maybe we should pay attention to what they are doing in Russia and Germany. It is cheaper. Swim in the Ganges River, it is full of them.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Rezlooper

Well, I have said it before there are numerous agents to treat these illnesses in nature. I shall find it interesting how many of the "nay-sayers" to herbal medicine refuse them as the appropriate option when there is no other recourse. I am happier and happier that I chose being an herbalist as a life path.


For everything that man has made...there is a natural remedy. I am in total agreement with you. Big business figured out that you can't put a patent on a plant, so, they create their own concoctions and charge a pretty penny. A recommendation for all in the coming years...get yourself a good book on herbal remedies!



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

That's not entirely true. One of the common drugs used to treat gout is plant-based and they patented it and it's now much more expensive unless you're grandfathered in.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Rezlooper

That's not entirely true. One of the common drugs used to treat gout is plant-based and they patented it and it's now much more expensive unless you're grandfathered in.


Digoxin, a common heart medication taken by millions is made from the Foxglove plant



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Rezlooper

Well, I have said it before there are numerous agents to treat these illnesses in nature. I shall find it interesting how many of the "nay-sayers" to herbal medicine refuse them as the appropriate option when there is no other recourse. I am happier and happier that I chose being an herbalist as a life path.


Do you understand that the strains that are resistant to antibiotics which we are talking about are also resistant to your natural remedies? It makes no difference in what you have used on yourself because it is the bacteria that has adapted.

If the world doesn't develop "new" antibiotics that the bacteria isn't resistant to it will not matter remedy you chose they will all be ineffective as a treatment against said infection.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 08:37 PM
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Technology ALWAYS comes with a price.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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Antibiotic-resistant = Natural phenomena
People die for antibiotic resistant=natural phenomena

What should worry for ?
Just the laws of nature.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 11:26 PM
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originally posted by: bitsforbytes
Technology ALWAYS comes with a price.

Do you mean to say that all of these new superbugs are predictable results of Science's incessant perverted meddling in everything?

And I thought I was the only one.



posted on May, 5 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

But taking herbs and refusing anti biotic doesnt make you any less prone to the illnesses. The people that over prescribe anti b ioticshave made the world dangerous for everyone, not just those who have put a lot of anti bb iotics in their system. Herbs with natu real effectswont keep up with this resistance and mutation forced by people.



posted on May, 6 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: BlueJacket

...The people that over prescribe anti b ioticshave made the world dangerous for everyone...


You do know that the real problem is daily antibiotic dosing in factory farms, right? ...It's used to "prevent" diseases, but just keeps them subclinical and promotes mutation.



posted on May, 19 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper
My son is at the American Society for Microbiology's conference at the moment. He sent me a text last night telling me that it is somewhat depressing. There are a lot of lectures about different multidrug resistant bacteria and how they are finding resistance against the last available drugs had to treat KPC (klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase) and CRE (carbapebemase resistant enterococcae). I am sure there are other resistant bacteria, but he said those are the two big ones this year.

I know that Texas A & M University has been given a grant to do research into this field of study that is close to two-hundred million dollars over the next few years, and I doubt they are the only research facilities being encouraged to research this field of study. Just hope the government's awareness of this issue hasn't come too late.



posted on May, 19 2014 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: bellesgm

Thanks for that information. It is depressing, but that's encouraging news to know they are going to start doing research through government grants because, as I have said before, there just isn't enough money in antibiotics for Big Pharma to come up with some new drugs, so they have ignored it and now it's becoming a serious threat. Like you said, hopefully they put this research as a high priority and get busy before some very ugly bacteria emerges and does some real damage.



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