posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 05:04 PM
The media loves to scare and blow things out of proportions, but it is not a reason to ignore the reports totally.
This thing is a problem , it is a bacteria that has (almost) no treatment and if person is infected with it it is not a best thing to happen to him,
for sure - even if he is a healthy individual with good immune system.
The issue is that it is not (Thanks God!) an airborn infection, it is a bacteria transimted by contact - so personal hygiene and lots of soap prevent
it from evolving into something much more serious.
But it is a big problem for health care ,despite all that. Chances of finding this "bug" in hospitals is considerable , and people in hospitals are
by definition not heathy with immune system allready stressed by whatever brought them to hospitals.
Think about it - it clearly messes with normal functioning of hospitals. So to those it kills directly you should add people who could not be treated
due to this infection outburst.
It is not an end of the world,clearly. But it is not something we should ignore even now. But it gets better - Bacteria have a way of transmitting
antibiotic resistence not only inside the strain but to totally different families via plasmides and ctr. So once the resistance meets airborne bug,
it will become very sad day indeed.