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#1 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:15:43 AM

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The Coming Epidemic: US Woman Dies Of Infection Resistant To All 26 Available Antibiotics!

Ryan Saavedra Jan 14th, 2017 10:44 pm —53 Comments

Super Bugs Starting To Hit The U.S.

The American media has been very silent on the issue of what are known as “superbugs”. Superbugs are bacteria that are completely resistant to antibiotics which means medical treatment will have a limited effect on those who are infected with superbugs.

From Yahoo:

A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics, health officials said this week, raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous superbugs.

The woman, who was in her 70s, died in Nevada in September, and had recently been hospitalized in India with fractured leg bones, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

The cause of death was sepsis, following infection from a rare bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which is resistant to all antibiotics available in the United States.

The specific strain of CRE, known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, was isolated from one of her wounds in August.

Tests were negative for the mcr-1 gene — a great concern to health experts because it makes bacteria resistant to the antibiotic of last resort, colistin…

…Once the bacteria was identified in Nevada, the patient was isolated to prevent the infection from spreading in the hospital…

…”This is important because we are seeing increasing numbers of drug-resistant infections, and this is one of the first cases for Klebsiella where no drug options were open to the medical staff.”

…Multi-drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has been described by the World Health Organization as “an urgent threat to human health.”

Will Kill More Than Cancer

From the BBC:

Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

They are currently implicated in 700,000 deaths each year.

The analysis, presented by the economist Jim O’Neill, said the costs would spiral to $100tn (£63tn).

He was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron in July to head a review of antimicrobial resistance.

Mr O’Neill told the BBC: “To put that in context, the annual GDP [gross domestic product] of the UK is about $3tn, so this would be the equivalent of around 35 years without the UK contribution to the global economy.”

The reduction in population and the impact on ill-health would reduce world economic output by between 2% and 3.5%.

In Europe and the United States, antimicrobial resistance causes at least 50,000 deaths each year, they said. And left unchecked, deaths would rise more than 10-fold by 2050.

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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:40:25 AM

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IT MUST BE TRUE !!! .. oh nooooo .. the sky is falling
#3 Posted : Sunday, June 18, 2017 5:36:58 AM

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The Gateway Pundit is harping on a long known problem. The era of antibiotics started about 1939. It's based on the assumption that since bacteria are a massive amount of delicious organic material somethings should have evolved to feed on them.

Great fleas have little fleas upon their back to bite'em.
And little fleas have littler still
And so ad infinitum.
------------Augustus de Morgan (1806--1871)

But the number of discoveries of new bugs that eat bugs had a plateau in the 1960s. Partial doses of antibiotics would leave tough survivors. An antibiotic has to be non-poisonous to mammalian life or humans can't take it and that is an additional problem. Penincillin allergy kills people.

So existing antibiotics are wearing out. A new antibiotic, teixobactin, was discovered in 2015 but it was the first new one since 1987. More recently a way to hot rod an old antibiotic, vanomyacin, was discovered.

Here are some articles from authoritative sources:

The United Nations health organization WHO:
WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed (2017)

The Royal Society's most important peer-reviewed journal is Nature:
A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance (2015)

The Scripps Institute:
Peripheral modifications of (Ψ{CH2NH}Tpg4)vancomycin with added synergistic mechanisms of action provide durable and potent antibiotics (2017)

It's like global warming. It's a problem. The worst case scenario (which is possible) is horrible. Things are being done about it. Panic and rage if it gives you an adrenaline rush. I prefer films about the Zombacalypse myself.
#4 Posted : Monday, June 26, 2017 1:43:29 PM

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Antibiotics are derived from substances molds produce to eliminate bacterial competition...there are viruses that 'feed' on bacteria...

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We have a new type of rule now. Not one-man rule, or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but of small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision.

They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. The iron-willed dictator is a thing of past.

There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers.

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