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Scientists Map Genome of Bacteria Killing U.S. Troops

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posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 11:02 PM
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Scientists Map Genome of Bacteria Killing U.S. Troops


Source Link: health.msn.com

Yale University scientists have sequenced the genome of a bacterium called A. baumannii that's causing serious drug-resistant infections in U.S. troops in Iraq. The research may help scientists develop new ways to treat infections caused by this bacterium.

A. baumannii, which is found in soil and water and on the skin of health care workers, can cause pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and urinary tract infections. Hospital-acquired infections caused by A. baumannii have been associated with death rates as high as 75 percent.

Recently, drug resistant A. baumannii caused an outbreak of bloodstream infections that affected more than 240 U.S. troops in Iraq.
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posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 07:00 PM
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Here's any interesting blurb, Sofi. All DOD medical facilities are clamming up on info being given to the press:


Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet

The Pentagon also clamped down on media coverage of any and all Defense Department medical facilities, to include suspending planned projects by CNN and the Discovery Channel, saying in an e-mail to spokespeople: “It will be in most cases not appropriate to engage the media while this review takes place,” referring to an investigation of the problems at Walter Reed.




posted on Mar, 18 2007 @ 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by psyopswatcher
Here's any interesting blurb, Sofi. All DOD medical facilities are clamming up on info being given to the press:


Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet

The Pentagon also clamped down on media coverage of any and all Defense Department medical facilities, to include suspending planned projects by CNN and the Discovery Channel, ...





Great catch psyopswatcher.

Be interesting to see what info is finally released...



posted on Mar, 18 2007 @ 05:52 PM
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Call me cynical but it it my understanding that they are actually TESTING these drugs on the military. I don't believe that the company has any noble intentions here at all.



posted on Mar, 18 2007 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by deessell
Call me cynical but it it my understanding that they are actually TESTING these drugs on the military.


I sure wouldn't be surprised, they have a long history of testing stuff on soldiers, and even the public.



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