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A Maryland hospital is reporting additional cases of a deadly bacteria. St. Agnes confirms a handful of cases of a drug resistant bacteria, but hospital officials won't say how many they're dealing with.
This report comes just over a week after seven cases of the same bacterial infection were discovered at the University Of Maryland Medical Center.
Three of those patients died, but at the time, doctors didn't know what role the bacteria played in their deaths.
"This is like a lot of these multi-drug resistant organisms that people are concerned about. They're smart. They're adaptable," said Dr. Trish Perl from Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Originally posted by midnightrider07
To my knowledge, hand washing could actually make bacteria immune. Most soaps used have anti-bacterial agents, which are really a form of fungi (like penicillin) that kill bacteria, essentially. But bacteria are not dumb, they can become immune to these things, and in doing so, become immune to many other things, it is really just a matter of time. My point is that hand washing may in fact help the common cold become a super bug. I believe bleach is the only thing that they cant become immune to because it destroys them at an atomic level, ripping atoms off of proteins and destroying the amino acids making up their biological structure.
On another note, I know there has been alot of issues with MRSA (sp?) staph infections in the growing months.
Final comment, who knows what immune bacteria and virus are lurking in hospitals.