reply to post by detachedindividual
Gee, only 40% death rate?
Nothing to worry about then....
C'mon, this is nasty business, it's spreading and they don't have any effective treatments for it.
In other words, it looked like a single resistance gene was jumping among different bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family, creating new bugs
before their eyes.
Not all of those patients are symptomatic: The bacteria can lurk, unseen, until a carrier's immune system is compromised or until the bug finds a
path into the body and infection sets in. And as those patients move from one facility to another, the bacteria move with them, often clinging to
caregivers' hands -- and moving to new victims.
it can also remain dormant until opportunity for it's growth occurs.
I'd rather be informed than ignore something this dangerous.
One might want to check their hospital for known cases before scheduling surgery.
It could save your life potentially.
I'm pretty sure you check traffic before crossing the street, don't you?
edit on 3-12-2012 by Asktheanimals because: added comment