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Originally posted by dgtempe
"The fact that there are three community-acquired staph aureus cases is really scary," continued Bartlett, an infectious disease specialist.
Is this it???
This is very bad news...
Originally posted by boredom
Humanity will not be destroyed by a single disease.
Scenarios like that shown in the Stephen King novel, The Stand, just don’t happen because they can’t happen.
Originally posted by Majic
A Matter Of Degree
Three cases in four years is not exactly a pandemic.
Staph infections are as old as the hills, and yes, they can strike unexpectedly, and cause all sorts of horrible consequences.
It's not surprising that most cases occur in hospitals, but the idea that these modes of transmissions have been "limited to hospitals and other health care settings" (per the article) is inherently silly.
I anticipate many terrible plagues sweeping the world in the not-too-distant future, and maybe a staph variant will be among them, but I don't see evidence in this article suggesting so.