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A snapshot of the situation in Australia reveals a war that’s not being won. In recent years, bacteria or ‘superbugs’ have adapted to resist multiple antibiotics including the ‘last-line’ drugs.
Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as Golden Staph because of its colour on a laboratory plate, is normally harmless. Carried on our skin it can, sometimes, cause minor infections in wounds or create boils.
Multi resistant Staphylococcus
Golden Staph, though, is becoming
Phage therapy is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat pathogenic bacterial infections. Although extensively used and developed mainly in former Soviet Union countries for about 90 years, this method of therapy is still being tested elsewhere for treatment of a variety of bacterial and poly-microbial biofilm infections, and has not yet been approved in countries other than Georgia. Phage therapy has many potential applications in human medicine as well as dentistry, veterinary science, and agriculture. If the target host of a phage therapy treatment is not an animal the term "biocontrol" (as in phage-mediated biocontrol of bacteria) is usually employed, rather than "phage therapy".
The reality is..Medicine should not be dictated by money!
Pharmaceutical companies do whatever is profitable..This can cause problems from not releasing potentially life saving drugs because they’re not too profitable, to the rapidly increasing rate of antibiotics sold..
It’s no secret that antibiotics are prescribed for everything, and that’s just a reflection of our society’s wasteful and complaining society...
We genetically modify so many cells, species and bacteria’s today that its being passed down to other cells, species and bacteria’s the next generation..
Which means the antibiotic to fight one small problem could give antibiotic immunity to a terrible disease which makes it almost impossible to stop..
Now you may think that with modern medicine where it is today this isn’t a problem..But your wrong
The fact is pharmaceutical companies act for short term gain, rarely looking at long term effects and side effects!
With most of the world in poverty having no access to medicine easily...
We could see a lot of the world’s population wiped out very soon if pharmaceutical companies and governments do not put long term human health and security in front of profit!
Don’t underestimate this problem..The world and life on it is constantly adapting and changing and it will take advantage of any genetic advantage, that’s simply the way of evolution and cell mutation!