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Posted on 08/10/2010 9:29:59 PM PDT by TaraP
A new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals, experts warn.
They say bacteria which make an enzyme called NDM-1 travelled back with NHS patients who had gone abroad to countries like India and Pakistan for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.
Although there have only been about 50 cases identified in the UK so far, scientists fear it will go global.
Tight surveillance and new drugs are needed says Lancet Infectious Diseases.
NDM-1 can exist inside different bacteria, like E.coli, and it makes them resistant to one of the most powerful groups of antibiotics - carbapenems.
These are generally reserved for use in emergencies and to combat hard-to-treat infections caused by other multi-resistant bacteria.
Continue reading the main story Start Quote The fear would be that it gets into a strain of bacteria that is very good at being transmitted between patients End Quote Dr David Livermore
Researcher from the HPA
Q&A: NDM-1 superbugs And experts fear NDM-1 could now jump to other strains of bacteria that are already resistant to many other antibiotics.
Ultimately, this could produce dangerous infections that would spread rapidly from person to person and be almost impossible to treat.
At least one of the NDM-1 infections the researchers analysed was resistant to all known antibiotics.
Dr David Livermore, one of the researchers and who works for the UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA), said: "There have been a number of small clusters within the UK, but far and away the greater number of cases appear to be associated with travel and hospital treatment in the Indian subcontinent.
E. coli can cause urinary tract infections and blood poisoning "This type of resistance has become quite widespread there
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I wake up every once and awhile on a weekend to hear essential oils being promoted on the radio. (I go to sleep listening to conservative talk radio)
I think we grew oregano one year; you’d have to squeeze the shit out of it to come up with any oil.
Must be good stuff.
You can buy it it health stores, it’s readily available, no squeezing required. :)
Do you take Oil of Oregano internally? How much?
Lactoferrin is key. Studies shows it has antibiotic effects and is effective where antibiotics were not. Knocked out a cough I had that just wouldn’t go away, in just a day or so (after several months of hacking).
I don’t think we’re far from it but I don’t think the seal has been cracked yet.
I could well be wrong- in some places they’ve been expecting the Lord for a long time and have experienced so much more evil than we have in North America.
You and I will either be raptured, die of old age or disease, or die at the hands of the powers that be.
Anyway it goes down I’ll see you on the other side.
We take oil of Oregano capsules whenever a respiratory virus hits (although it isn’t effective for rhinovirus — colds), but MRSA or another resistant deep tissue infection is another whole matter. You couldn’t get enough Oil of Oregano to where it is needed even if the pathogen is actually sensitive to it.
Superbugs are so 5 minutes ago. Ultrabugs are the future.
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Where the frick is that? Remind me not to get sick there.
“travelled back with NHS patients who had gone abroad to countries like India and Pakistan for treatments”
So the UK’s socialist healthcare makes people go to the third world for treatments, and then they want to blame those people!
Here’s a thought - build a private healthcare system that people WANT to use, then they won’t go to the third world!
This in a Marcan passage which has attracted hot debate about whether it belongs in the bible at all. Testing God is never a good idea. Quoting the passage then downing some Mr. Clean is likely to be hazardous to your health.
“Dont place your faith in modern medicine.”
Could you please clarify exactly what your point is? It sounds to me that you’re implying that only sinners suffer from disease and that “modern medicine” does not cure illness.
Maybe I read it wrong.
Anytime someone in our family is in the hospital, we plan for and provide 24 hour in room care for them ourselves. We examine every med before it is given and ask that all who enter the room wash up to their elbows. All you have to do is be reasonable and the staff will understand. It actually is a help to them if you don't go overboard.
Generally, we've had good clean conditions and nurses who would get what we asked for.
When a pandemic flu is around you should never touch your face. I tried doing this one day and found that I touched my face anyways about once every 5 minutes, even while conciously trying not to. (dangling participle?)
Its just impossible. Try it.
How will people die of infection most commonly? I’m thinking of kidney failure like the old days. And I suspect that there will be a lot of limb removals to keep the infection from spreading. There will lots of consequences like cancellation of sports programs. Please educate me.
No, it doesn't - though you might be forgiven for thinking so from the clumsy writing here. Cosmetic surgery has never been provided by the NHS. It is, however, widely available privately in Britain. These people are presumably travelling back to their countries of origin for cosmetic surgery simply because it's cheaper to do so.
Okay, I have to ask:
What hospital did you go to? I’ve been in an out of hospitals over the past three years and I’ve NEVER experienced such behavior.
“Dont place your faith in modern medicine. God is much more powerful.”
You should pray to God for a cure to your brand of insanity. God does not practice medicine, and your insinuation that He doesn’t want man to practice medicine, and instead to substitute prayer for treatment is particularly cruel and darkly inspired.