posted on Sep, 23 2003 @ 10:37 PM
This is a very real issue.
The county jail in my area has had reports of serious health problems. It seems that an extremely drug resistant strain of Staph is circulating among
prisoners, and they have had many (100+) cases where they will call prisoners "hands on the wall", and the prisoners will get infected from simply
touching the walls... and with virtually no way to treat it.
There are other alternatives, but I suspect that the medical community doesnt like to stray from the antibiotics routine for a financial reason: not
much to gain if you cannot make money on your more profitable products.
I read in the SAS survival manual that an SAS team somewhere in SE Asia were working with local tribes, including providing medical assistance, and
for some reason were restricted from using antibiotics on the population. The medic in the group soon found that an extremely high concentration of
sugar water had very antiseptic effects as there is no known bacteria that can survive in a 60% sugar solution.