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The superbug that doctors have been dreading

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posted on May, 27 2016 @ 01:42 AM
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For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could signal "the end of the road" for antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin

Colistin is the antibiotic of last resort for particularly dangerous types of superbugs, including a family of bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which health officials have dubbed "nightmare bacteria.
The discovery of this "Superbug"will have potentially serious consequences if urgent actions are not taken to find an antibiotic to defeat this bacteria infection. The powers to be in Washington should dip into their "Slush Funds" immediately.www.washingtonpost.com... e-u-s/




posted on May, 27 2016 @ 01:47 AM
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I believe that someone already reported on this yesterday afternoon. You might want to check into it..

CF



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 01:50 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

Man this could be bad, the last thing we need are "super bugs" that are near immune to our medications, although I believe we will eventually overcome things like this we would probably have something happen like in Contagion with millions dead before a cure is found.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 01:57 AM
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Frightening development. Well, looks like we are gonna need to build a new type of antibiotic..micro and nanobots targetting bacteria. technology isnt here yet for that, but it might not be too far off..lets just hope this is a warning shot for us to get moving towards the next level of protection verses wait until we do have a doomsday plague bacteria.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: The Arbiter of Lies
it's not near mate, it is immune

carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort,

and if she has it someone else does. it didnt just mutate in her all by it's lonesome or if it did
then she has passed it on by now before they realised it.
CDC now has to go back over her movements to narrow it down.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 02:11 AM
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a reply to: tommo39
From you source



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

Just another glorified headline brought to you by the wonder folks at the Washington Post



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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I think it is about time mother earth rid herself of a few fleas and cockroaches anyway.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: tommo39
From you source



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

Just another glorified headline brought to you by the wonder folks at the Washington Post


Or just an obvious behind the curtain "everything will be just fine, nothing to see here, carry on with your life".



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 04:03 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

nuke her from orbit - just to be sure



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:12 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: tommo39
From you source



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

Just another glorified headline brought to you by the wonder folks at the Washington Post


You misunderstood. Maybe there are other antibiotics working FOR HER; but the point was that one antibiotic in particular [the 'last resort' one] isn't working.

They are not worried about her, they are worried that a strain exists that is immune against the 'last resort' and if it spreads it can't be used in someone who is also resistant against all the other antibiotics.

And because these strains are constantly mutating and become immune against any antibiotics, having no 'last resort' means people will just die.

It's like Vampires getting immune against garlic and silver bullets but you know you can always drive a stake through their heart..and then the stake suddenly doesn't work either.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: smirkley

That could be EVERYONE.No survivors AT ALL.
How about every single mammal, too?

Still okay with that?



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: Hecate666

They are not worried about her, they are worried that a strain exists that is immune against the 'last resort' and if it spreads it can't be used in someone who is also resistant against all the other antibiotics.




I am confused.
If the strain she has is treatable with other antibiotics, then the "last resort' simply is not the "last resort".
That term implies to be used if ALL OTHER ANTIBIOTICS fail.
They don't all fail in this case, so maybe the realization is that there is no one "cure all"- just various different treatments for different bugs.

A person, as far as I know, cannot be resistant against all other antibiotics. It is the bacteria in the person that is resistant or not.

The antibiotic that effectively treats that bacteria in one person will effectively treat the same bacteria in another person. (except in the case of further mutations of the same)



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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I think it is about time mother earth rid herself of a few fleas and cockroaches anyway.
and moron's too??



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

Yes, morons too lol.

A big drop in the population will certainly reduce the dregs and leaches population. So it isnt all bad.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: Ericthedoubter

Ever heard of the human bottleneck before? Happened a long time ago. Down to a few thousand mating pairs of humans.

It could happen again.

And no one bacteria effects all living creatures.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Hecate666
Reread the title. Here you go , I am saving you the trouble of scrolling up



The superbug that doctors have been dreading

Although the headline makes it seem like it is already here , NOTHING and I mean NOTHING in that article says it is. They do speak of a POTENTIAL , HYPOTHETICAL FUTURE "bug" that may genetically mutate into a virus that is untreatable by PRESENT antibiotics.
Dont hold your breath (I made a funny)
I think I will star and flag just for the relevant Doom Porn contained within. Uh , wait. No.

edit on 5/27/16 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

posted.
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posted on May, 27 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: smirkley
I think it is about time mother earth rid herself of a few fleas and cockroaches anyway.


Are you offering your own life up as such a noble sacrifice?



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

The CRE is already here and has been thriving in hotsts for years



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: tommo39

I read about this today and I was a little concerned, however Colistin resistant bacteria have been discovered in multiple places in China as well. I don't see any reason to get overly concerned with this. The article I read mentioned this as an impetus for DNA tracing of these types of bacterial cultures to determine several factors and possibly trace the origin.

On the other hand, as someone that lives with MRSA, I can see the need for a new type of antibiotic to be "discovered" as soon as possible, and used as sparingly as possible. As the Colistins are really the last option at this point.



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