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A family of "nightmare" superbugs — untreatable and often deadly — is spreading through hospitals across the USA, and doctors fear that it may soon be too late to stop them, senior health officials said Tuesday.
"These are nightmare bacteria that present a triple threat," said Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "They're resistant to nearly all antibiotics. They have high mortality rates, killing half of people with serious infections. And they can spread their resistance to other bacteria."
So far, this particular class of superbug, cal
Originally posted by Neopan100
reply to post by nomnom
doesn't it make resistant in people that don't abuse antibiotics? Like me, I have probably been AB about 5 times in my whole life (almost 40)..but if you get the superbug the AB won't work on me either..right?
Originally posted by Druscilla
I just run around barefoots everywhere.
No need or requirement for any hoo-doo alt 'medicines' that are for the most part placebos.
Natural resistance built up from the ground up, literally, does a body good.
Rain, shine, winter, summer, spring, inside, outside, shopping, driving, dirt, grass, sidewalks, streets, supermarkets, malls, and everywhere always bare feets, except where professionally unacceptable.
The superbug tends to strike immune-compromised people who are hospitalized for a long time or living in a nursing home, Frieden said. And CRE doesn't spread easily from person to person, like the bacteria causing pink eye or strep throat.
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by Druscilla
Interestingly, bare feet or hands in touch with actual SOIL creates an exchange of ions that neutralize free radicals in the body; one of the best things one can do, besides sleep, is to be in contact with the Earth itself. Proven stuff.
Chiropractic can also work wonders.
I think part of the problem with resistant bacteria is that people are "TOO CLEAN." I don't recall the source, but I read that in places where hand-washing is obsessive/compulsive (Japan's culture being one that was mentioned) people have less immune resistance. Our skin is literally crawling with microbes, (and they can't be "showered off"), but even so, excessive "sterilization" in our surroundings inhibits natural processes that our bodies have to fight invasion.
My mom used to say, "You'll eat about a pound of dirt over your lifetime." Have no idea where she learned or heard that, but it was her response to us freaking out about having gotten dirt in our mouths somehow.
I still go by the "five-second rule" - dropped your cookie? Pick it up, blow on it (to remove whatever) or wipe it off, and down the hatch!
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
You know, if a nation or planet WANTS to create a whole class of drug resistant super-infectious bacteria...what might they do?
Judging by my limited education in Biology and medicine...I might suggest they spend many many years introducing LOW...non-therapeutic but still measurable levels of all types of antibiotics into the food, water and environment from all directions and at all levels.
I might start by feeding the livestock animals, world wide, antibiotics whether they are sick or not. Routine course of adding it to feed makes them fatten quicker after all (In some cases), and being sick isn't important anyway, right? Loading with antibiotics is how to keep it that way, right?
After 20+ plus years of animals, humans and fish eating, drinking and expelling ALL manor of Rx drugs ..but antibiotic and active types .... We're going to be the LEAST bit surprised that the sustained campaign of desensitizing bugs to the drugs has worked?
If this had been the GOAL ...they couldn't have developed a more subtle yet effective way of achieving the end result. GET THE DRUGS OUT OF ANIMAL FEED .....as just ONE starting point. If it's not FAR FAR too late already. It likely is though. Too late, I mean.
(Thank the same Government CDC belongs to..... They had to look at and approve the universal use of these antibiotics into every living thing we raise for food production)