Skip to comments.Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Hits LA County Hospitals, Nursing Homes
Posted on 03/26/2011 9:12:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Dr. Brad Spellberg, an infectious disease expert at Harbor UCLA Medical Center says there is no current teatment for CRKP bacteria and there might not be any in the future either.
County health officials warn the elderly are especially at risk of CRKP infections. (Getty Images) Theres been a complete collapse in the development of new antibiotics over the last decade and in the next decade there isnt going to be anything that becomes available thats going to be able to treat these bacteria, said Spellberg.
Medical expert Dr. David Baron of Primary Caring in Malibu cautions hospital visitors that theres no need to panic, but advises people visiting their loved ones to examine the standards of the intensive care units
Officials say that so far only six percent of the so-called super bug cases in the county were found in hospitals.
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The only prudent thing to do is to nuke LA from orbit.
Nature really abhors homogeneity and will find every avenue to upset the system by introducing diverse elements to create a chaotic condition.
Been done long ago,LA has been out of orbit for years.
And how does one do this exactly?
It’s the only way to be sure.
Most likely, for five million years, humanity carried Polio with it. Nobody ever suffered from Polio. Why? Because every human, low borne or king, was exposed every day to human waste. Then, Polio appeared in Sweden. Why Sweden? Because Sweden was the first country on Earth with universal flush toilets. But it took twenty years, a full generation, before the cleanliness bomb detonated. Twenty years is how long it takes to raise a generation of people who had never been exposed to Polio. Polio followed the advent of universal flush toilets around the globe; by twenty years.
Now, you can find amazingly effective antibacterial wipes, gels and soap virtually everywhere. Ive seen dispensers at the entrance of grocery stores. Ive seen them in auto parts stores. Companies put them in hallways for employees. I fear they are another cleanliness bomb waiting to go off. Why? They kill 98% of the bacteria on your hands. The remaining 2% is immune to the most powerful antibacterial agent known.
Our hands are like your front yard. Kill one type of grass and weeds now have an opening to flourish. What monster is this OCD cleanliness compulsion breeding?
A different problem is: why are there no new antibiotics? Look no farther than our own regulatory and legal environment. The high cost and risk of both mean that only treatments get investment dollars; not cures.
I work in a hospital and at this point there is so much MRSA that we do not need any more bugs. This scares the SHIIITE out of us health care workers.
Just lost a cousin to MRSA.
The big earthquake and the sea are going to take care of LA.
Colloidal Silver, and NO, you won’t turn blue.
Given that med staff/care staff are a big vector in transmitting infections from one patient to another, it’s not hard to see how it makes its way to other patients in a home or hospital.
The next generation of antibiotics are coming out of plants and herbs and spices. Tapping their mechanisms that keep them alive and hearty.
Garlic, oregano, lemon, etc. I’ve read several drug companies have identified certain elements that are responsible for stopping and/or killing viruses and are working on products based on this.
Looking at the world map plotting CRKP, it looks like this infection is pandemic in the United States, including my home town in Alaska, while rather sparse throughout the rest of the world. Explanation, anyone!
I’m trying to find it again, but a world map was posted with sites plotting the advance of CRKP.
Africa, virtually non-existent; Asia, very little; ditto Russia; Europe, moderate; North America, inundated.
This is another bug that is of the same type as MRSA...MRSA is methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus...and there is ORSA (oxacillin resistant staph aureus)...VRSA (vancomycin resistant staph aureus...now CRKP (carbapenem resistant klebsiella pneumonia)....the drug companies and the doctors are at fault in all of these as the drug companies push high powered antibiotics into the health field and the doctors order them for every problem imaginable...from a minor sore throat to a serious infection..the bacteria have learned to love these antibiotics and flourish....and the drug companies put out another one and the doctors over use and abuse it...and the beat goes on and on...and we die.
I'm also inclined to believe that the trend of running around sanitizing everything anybody touches and over use of antimicrobials probably is preventing some from being exposed to and building up natural antibodies to a lot of things.
It could also be that people in other parts of the world don't end up in hospitals and nursing homes. They tend to die in the bush with little or no record keeping, or die from AK47 poisoning.
Yep, and yep
There was an article in the Times about some nitwit mother who protected her daughter from everything, never let her get dirty, couldn’t play outside, washed her hands with anti-bacterial soap all the time, basically treated her like a protected lab rat.
Well, turns out her daughter is allergic to EVERYTHING: dairy, wheat, peanuts, shellfish, everything, and the doctors figured out that because she had never been exposed to anything her immune system never learned how to fight anything...verifies the excellent point you are making.
Just a bit of science trivia for anyone interested: the bacteria was named when the investigating scientist accidentally inhaled it and spent the rest of the day bent over on his hands and knees puking with his CRacKuP.
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