Antibiotic Resistance Poses 'Catastrophic Threat' To Medicine, Says Britain's Top Health Official

  • metta

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    Mar 11, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    Antibiotic Resistance Poses 'Catastrophic Threat' To Medicine, Says Britain's Top Health Official

    "One of the best known superbugs, MRSA, is alone estimated to kill around 19,000 people every year in the United States - far more than HIV and AIDS - and a similar number in Europe.

    And others are spreading. Cases of totally drug resistant tuberculosis have appeared in recent years and a new wave of "super superbugs" with a mutation called NDM 1, which first emerged in India, has now turned up all over the world, from Britain to New Zealand.

    Last year the WHO said untreatable superbug strains of gonorrhoea were spreading across the world."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/10/antibiotic-resistance-catastrophic-threat_n_2850651.html
  • metta

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    Mar 11, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
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    Making Health Care Safer
    Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now

    "CRE infections kill up to half of hospital patients who get serious infections from this germ. Doctors and nurses can help protect patients from CRE by prescribing antibiotics wisely and removing medical devices as soon as possible"

    http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/HAI/CRE/index.html?s_cid=fb2219
  • metta

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    Aug 18, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    Deadly Superbugs Are Spreading In Our Hospitals And We Don’t Have Any Drugs To Stop Them


    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/08/13/3470920/deadly-superbugs-spreading/
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    Aug 18, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    metta8 said74439_10151405057456026_985438692_n.jpg

    Making Health Care Safer
    Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now

    "CRE infections kill up to half of hospital patients who get serious infections from this germ. Doctors and nurses can help protect patients from CRE by prescribing antibiotics wisely and removing medical devices as soon as possible"

    http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/HAI/CRE/index.html?s_cid=fb2219


    You would think a Hospital is clean and sterilized right? I have serious problems with this!! You go in sick and come out dead!! The point is most infectious diseases are there and get into your system and with the new super powers this is causing the higher death tolls.

    I am very uneasy about hospitals and I hope to never go in!
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    Aug 18, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
    2bnaked said
    metta8 said74439_10151405057456026_985438692_n.jpg

    Making Health Care Safer
    Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now

    "CRE infections kill up to half of hospital patients who get serious infections from this germ. Doctors and nurses can help protect patients from CRE by prescribing antibiotics wisely and removing medical devices as soon as possible"

    http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/HAI/CRE/index.html?s_cid=fb2219


    You would think a Hospital is clean and sterilized right? I have serious problems with this!! You go in sick and come out dead!! The point is most infectious diseases are there and get into your system and with the new super powers this is causing the higher death tolls.

    I am very uneasy about hospitals and I hope to never go in!

    That's what people in West Africa are saying, and it's being held against them.... But I guess the west isn't so different, after all..icon_neutral.gif