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Roads pave the way for the spread of superbugs (movement of people)
University of Michigan ^ | September 29, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 09/29/2011 5:37:54 PM PDT by decimon

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Antibiotic resistant E. coli was much more prevalent in villages situated along roads than in rural villages located away from roads, which suggests that roads play a major role in the spread or containment of antibiotic resistant bacteria, commonly called superbugs, a new study finds.

Many studies on various infectious diseases have shown that roads impact the spread of disease, however this is the first known study to show that roads also impact the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, said Joe Eisenberg, co-author and professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Researchers at the U-M SPH and colleagues from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and Trinity College studied a region in northwest Ecuador for five years, focusing on antibiotic resistant E. coli and the common antibiotic paring of ampicillin and sulfamethoxazole.

"Our results show it's not just the individual's antibiotic use that affects antibiotic resistance," Eisenberg said. "Other important factors that affect the spread of antibiotic resistance are the rates at which people introduce new strains due to movement in and out of the region, as well as poor water quality and sanitation that allow for the transmission of antibiotic resistant strains." Both of these factors are influenced by the presence of the roads.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: akademiksrsmart; depopulation; genocide; globalists; idroppedmybrain; malthusians; schools; skrules

1 posted on 09/29/2011 5:38:00 PM PDT by decimon
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2 posted on 09/29/2011 5:39:02 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Well I live about 30 miles from Ann Arbor and I’m real glad my little town is off the beaten path. Keeps the Ann Arbor virus at bay.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 5:40:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping

Europe from the Roman period forward? The roads helped spread plagues?


4 posted on 09/29/2011 5:40:44 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I don’t know what they spent on this study , but I could have told them that the more contact you have with people the greater the chance of contracting an infestious disease.

I would have told them that for free if they had asked.

Where is Capt. Obvious.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 5:41:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: decimon

The spread of AIDS in India was shown to be closely related to the major highways connecting the various States. Most peasants rarely travelled, and HIV was spread by truckers along the road.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 5:42:30 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: PGR88
The spread of AIDS in India was shown to be closely related to the major highways connecting the various States. Most peasants rarely travelled, and HIV was spread by truckers along the road.

There is some logic to that. Could be true in rural America.

7 posted on 09/29/2011 5:45:51 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
I think 24-7 news does much more to pave the way for e-coli than roads have. I'm sure people in the 30's dies from e-coli, but no one ever knew. Now some kid in Utah dies from a rare hamburger, or his own immune system weakness, and half the places I might go into will only cook their hamburgers medium-well or more. My own father ate RAW hamburger every week while I was growing up. (Cigarettes got him when he was 73. But he liked his cigarettes!)

ML/NJ

8 posted on 09/29/2011 5:49:05 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
I think 24-7 news does much more to pave the way for e-coli than roads have.

It certainly helps spread mindless panic about it.
9 posted on 09/29/2011 5:52:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

But then again, Ann Arbor is a whore. Just kidding, just kidding! I live in OH but cheer for MI for that game, because I hate OSU (go Canes!). I just couldn’t resist the temptation of virus plus bad nick name!


10 posted on 09/29/2011 6:15:26 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ml/nj
I'm sure people in the 30's dies from e-coli, but no one ever knew.

I think you're right. Someone croaks and they sober up Doc Jensen for long enough to fill out a death certificate and that's that.

11 posted on 09/29/2011 6:17:26 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Acknowledging that person to person contact spreads illness and that the more contact people have, the more they are exposed to illness. What is the solution? Only eat what is grown in your town, preferably in your yard? Talk to no one you haven’t known all your life? Close the borders ( a lot of FRs would initially cheer this ). Ground the airplanes?

An utterly useless article. Common sense isn’t that common.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 6:17:26 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: decimon

This is nothing but bigotry. Immigration, open borders, and free trade promote virtue and health among all hominids.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 6:17:54 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: decimon

Your Mother always told you to wash your hands!


14 posted on 09/29/2011 6:20:55 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: JimSEA
What is the solution?

I don't see any solution but what helps is if people stop eating those cantaloupes that are causing death. I'll bet the sale of cantaloupes took a hit recently.

15 posted on 09/29/2011 6:21:44 PM PDT by decimon
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To: ThomasThomas
Your Mother always told you to wash your hands!

Actually, she would say, "Die, you little bas____!"

Nah, she said to wash my hands.

16 posted on 09/29/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Well, isn’t it obvious? Roads should be ILLEGAL!!!


17 posted on 09/29/2011 6:25:42 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: workerbee

Just the ones in and out of the cities.

We can call it containment.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 6:27:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: decimon

From the Ministry of Obvious Facts. I wonder how much of our tax dollars funded this study to figure out that easy modes of transportation helps spread disease.

Didn’t they have that one figured out sometime around, oh, I don’t know, THE PLAGUE?


19 posted on 09/29/2011 6:29:51 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: decimon
Listeria not e.Coli.
20 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: decimon

Watch the movie Contagion, it lays it out how easy it would be to start another world epidemic.. Good movie except for DA DA DA MATT DAMON!


21 posted on 09/29/2011 6:36:24 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: decimon

I actually can’t believe money was used to research this study. I wonder what type of conversation you would hold with the person that came up with the idea in the first place. He/She couldn’t have any common sense.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 6:41:19 PM PDT by united1000
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To: decimon

In 1918 WWI ended and millions were traveling like never before. Travel was slow giving more opportunity for people to arrive at their destinations with transmittable infection.

International travel today is quicker presenting one person less opportunity to infect their traveling companions.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 6:41:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: decimon
The state of Michigan has finally degenerated to the point where higher level academics are just now discovering things that the rudest peasants knew in the dark ages.

I realize that this is truly the best that state can offer and I pity the Freepers stuck there.

24 posted on 09/29/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: decimon

LOL. That I believe!!


25 posted on 09/29/2011 6:50:22 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: decimon
Europe from the Roman period forward? The roads helped spread plagues?

Ignorance and lots of folks living together. Ironically a lot of the ideas the Romans had - toilets with running water, bathing often, sterilizing instruments in hot water, probably could have helped save a lot of lives.
26 posted on 09/29/2011 6:52:27 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: hinckley buzzard
Listeria not e.Coli.

Okay. But the same point is made.

27 posted on 09/29/2011 6:58:20 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SolidRedState

Well sure, but funding was trickier back then.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 7:38:14 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: decimon

Dumb conclusion. Roads spread disease. Any travel can potentially spread disease. Guess we’ll all soon need to show a health ID before Big Brother lets us on the road.

Let’s just be honest. Hospitals are the worst place to be to pick up a disease, besides an aircraft cabin. More people pick up a staph infection FROM THE FREAKING HOSPITAL.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 10:04:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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