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CDC: 'Nightmare bacteria' spreading
CNN ^ | 03/06/13 | William Hudson,

Posted on 03/06/2013 5:55:51 PM PST by oxcart

Hospitals need to take action against the spread of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria kill up to half of patients who are infected.

The bacteria, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, have increased over the past decade and grown resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, according to the CDC. In the first half of 2012, 200 health care facilities treated patients infected with CRE.

"CRE are nightmare bacteria," CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a statement. "Our strongest antibiotics don't work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections. Doctors, hospital leaders and public health must work together now to implement CDC's 'detect and protect' strategy and stop these infections from spreading."

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1 posted on 03/06/2013 5:55:58 PM PST by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Good thing I don’t have nightmares.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 6:00:18 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: oxcart
Well, I suggest that Obama seize dictatorial powers immediately, and grab all of our guns.

It's the only way to deal with a problem like this.

3 posted on 03/06/2013 6:00:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: oxcart

Let me be the first to say:

Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 03/06/2013 6:02:52 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: oxcart

Sounds as if we’re about to refamiliarize ourselves with the value of silver and gold above and beyond coins and shiney baubles.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 6:02:58 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ClearCase_guy

CDC is too busy redesigning their HQ with saunas, contemplation and nap rooms.
They have the “gun” agenda on their plate!
Bacteria...shmacteria!


6 posted on 03/06/2013 6:03:34 PM PST by acapesket
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To: oxcart

well this will be a convenient excuse to do away with undesirables - who the govt says are undesirables, that is.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 6:07:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: acapesket

The CDC is about one of the only agencies I will defend. They have stayed neutral about guns (in fact, have produced some of the data we pro-gunners use during arguments!) and is one of the only groups I have ever seen that actually CARES about their charter. I contract for them and I routinely see PhD’s and Masters-level people staying late into the wee hours actually working on the science of health.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: oxcart
Oh man.

I want the world to end...but not that way...

9 posted on 03/06/2013 6:08:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: oxcart
Funny how the mainstream media tries to scare us witless daily with stories of impending calamity from germs to space debris, but with virtually no mention of the very real pandemic of stupidity, corruption, and political correctness sweeping the nation, which threatens to snuff out this little two hundred year experiment in self government more thoroughly than any comet or microbe ever could.
10 posted on 03/06/2013 6:09:04 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Well, I suggest that Obama seize dictatorial powers immediately, and grab all of our guns.”

“It’s the only way to deal with a problem like this.”
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Well, you’re simply being silly, there is a very easily workable solution to the problem. All we need do is print about fifty billion signs and post them in every home, workplace, doctor’s office, hospital etc. BACTERIA FREE ZONE. Hey, you know what? We can add VIRUS FREE ZONE to all those signs at no extra cost, a real twofer.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 6:09:37 PM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: RipSawyer

We need QUARANTINE!! NOW!!! NOW!!. These bodies must be burned and the areas they have occupied BLOW TORCHED!!


12 posted on 03/06/2013 6:12:02 PM PST by willardwx
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To: oxcart

From what I could glean from the MSM news readers and from pseudo-experts and other MSM news readers called in for their opinions, if everyone would wash their hands the epidemic would go away immediately. I’m sure that the Black Plague was ended by everyone washing their hands in the Dark Ages.


13 posted on 03/06/2013 6:15:49 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: oxcart

I had a bronchial infection which basically kept me sick all Winter. The first two anti-biotics had very little effect on it.

I was never hospitalized but was getting pretty sick. Finally my doctor tried another one and it worked. Actually I have been over it for a couple of weeks but have just noticed my chest seems congested again. Sure hope it is not recurring.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 6:17:41 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: RipSawyer

I have an even better idea...

OBAMA FREE ZONE


15 posted on 03/06/2013 6:19:04 PM PST by maxsand
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t doubt that Laz, but Obama just assigned them with a gun violence study that will consume their budget. My point was the Zero is turning them into a political arm like NASA with Muslim outreach, The State Dept. always known as “Foggy Bottom”. And let’s be honest, Julie Gerberding (?) got them some pretty nice HQ’s. I am pissed off regarding Lyme’s, Babesiosis, borrelia diseases that they choose to ignore. I truly believe that especially after the East Anglia University/hockey stick Global Warming b/s, Andrew Wakefield etc.
that most science is bought and paid for.
The whole thing makes me ill. I do not doubt for a moment that there are fabulously talented , hardworking people there, the top folks change with each Administration and they always come with a ton of Political/Pharmaceutical connections.
Michael Taylor from Monsanto at the FDA? Yikes!


16 posted on 03/06/2013 6:20:43 PM PST by acapesket
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To: oxcart
I'm not sure this is helpful or wise, but I seldom take antibiotics. If I get the flu, I ride it out , taking in what I feel at the moment is best, maybe an aspirin, soup, laying around miserable.

I have problems with my knees due to an old car accident. I deal with it. Sometimes, yes, aspirin, heating pad, laying around..

Once, my closet hypochondriac husband and I had the flu at the same time, on his insistence, we went to the doctor together. He took his meds all of them. I did partake of the Z pak, but all those other little bottles of stuff, I threw them out.

Why? Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think people take way too many meds. The body can usually take care of itself in regards to non life threatening illness.

I want my body to be strong enough to fight all these drug resistant disease. Perhaps I'm going about it the wrong way? I don't know.

17 posted on 03/06/2013 6:22:37 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Lazamataz
Uh, their National Center for Injury Prevention and Control spawned Arthur Kellerman, author of the "people with guns in their homes are 43 times more likely to be murdered" BS factoid.

Republicans back in the 90's prohibited any Federal grant to the CDC from being used for research into gun control because they'd gotten so politicized.

18 posted on 03/06/2013 6:25:02 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: willardwx

If you go to the full article, you’ll see that they’re tiptoeing around saying “quarantine” without using that particular word.

There are all manner of natural antimicrobials, it might be time to become familiar. A kitchen spice rack is full of them if you know how to use them for that purpose. Salt, sugar, pepper, oregano, turmeric, bay leaf, on and on. Essential oil of oregano is a powerful one. Anything used to cure meats or pickle vegetables will kill bacteria, that’s why they work as preservatives with food.

Silver (topical and environmental, not internal), gold and copper can be very effective.

The biggest one, topical or internal, is the most obvious one.

Garlic.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 6:25:54 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: oxcart
It is the republicans fault for bankrupting the country so that our scientists can't work on cures. /s
20 posted on 03/06/2013 6:28:35 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I hear that. You are knowledgeable . We are talking about 100 million dead.I sat my husband down and told him and he just glazed over!! This is panic time!!


21 posted on 03/06/2013 6:29:22 PM PST by willardwx
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To: RegulatorCountry

The only one I disagree with is sugar...pure poison, unless as in organic fruit, as fructose.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 6:32:37 PM PST by acapesket
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To: KittenClaws

You’re immune system is like a muscle, use it or lose it....People are so concerned about germs they try to protect themselves from them at all times, which never allows their immune systems to develop to their full potential.

Kids are supposed to play in dirt.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 6:32:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: KittenClaws

Around 1983 I was a young healthy guy working in Western, Kansas. I came down with a really bad sinus infection.

The Dr. gave me erythromycin and in a few days I was just getting worse. I actually began to wonder if I might not get well. The Dr. told me to keep taking the first antibiotic and gave me a pile of Keflex samples. Within a few days I finally began to get better. We had a group meeting in Wichita and I decided to attend. After only one day I had a relapse and went to the emergency room at St Francis in Wichita.

The lady Dr. told my that I didn’t have a bacterial infection but she took a throat swab and came back about 10 minutes later and said I did have one. She then prescribed penicllin. I still remember the prescription said Pen tab VK. Well that was the magic bullet. Within 2 days I was totally well.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 6:35:07 PM PST by yarddog (Per Ardua Ad Alta.)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for the info on the CDC stats Laz. I track unfudged economic numbers out of the St Louis Fed for the same reason. I was just about to begin adding demographic data and I wondered about the CDC numbers.

What hasn’t been brought out yet is the connection between the AIDs, homosexual and illegal immigrant populations in spreading disease. Being intolerant out of spite is not my purpose, but the stats paint a compelling picture of what is going on.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 6:36:13 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: willardwx

I’ve had two close brushes with MRSA, a business partner’s son got it, he was on his high school’s wrestling team. An hourly employee where I work got it and was still coming in a week after diagnosis, could’ve been bad but there was no outbreak. Hospitals make me nervous these days, I use the heck out of the ubiquitous alcohol-based hand sanitizers whenever I’m unable to avoid going inside one.

It’s just a matter of time, the bacteria are winning and we’re almost out of ammunition with which to fight them.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 6:39:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: yarddog

order a pizza and put a TON of oregano on it

(natural antibiotic)

Please let me know if it helps

take some Niacin, drink huge quantities of OJ, take fish oil, magnesium, and cinnamon and most of all TUMERIC


27 posted on 03/06/2013 6:41:22 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: acapesket

You’re limiting your thinking to dietary intake. Sugar is an effective preservative, hams are cured with it. Think topical. Honey, too.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 6:42:13 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: oxcart

29 posted on 03/06/2013 6:47:39 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Hams are cured with nitrates and nitrites as is most pork, cold cuts are sprayed with silicon supposedly to prevent lysteria. (More likely a payoff to some silicone producer). Honey is iffy for me personally, the bee colony collapse happened for a reason and it was likely “man made”.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 6:48:00 PM PST by acapesket
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To: oxcart
And here I thought this was a political thing about the Cronic Republican Establishment..

ooops...thanks for posting..

Does sound rather nasty..

31 posted on 03/06/2013 6:52:55 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: acapesket

You’re talking about modern industrial food production. Cure a ham yourself. Salt, sugar or smoke.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 6:53:49 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ClearCase_guy
Well, I suggest that Obama seize dictatorial powers immediately, and grab all of our guns. It's the only way to deal with a problem like this.

You're right ClearCase - AND he needs to raise taxes and buy more drones for Homeland Horror... Someone HAS to do something!!! Maybe hire a few more trolls to stop citizens from communicating... Something. Anything. We've got to ACT!

33 posted on 03/06/2013 6:54:05 PM PST by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Redcloak

And they vote.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 6:54:25 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: RegulatorCountry

lol! My neighbors don’t even like my big dog! I doubt they would welcome “Babe”! You funny though!


35 posted on 03/06/2013 7:02:32 PM PST by acapesket
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To: dfwgator
That's how I see it. And if you need meds. Take them. All of them. But only if you can't shake it on your own.

I have friends and a husband, that will go to the doctor for every sniffle. They think it is the healthy thing to do modern medicine and all that.

I just see it as weakening the immune system. Yes, I do take prescriptions if I absolutely must. But I'd rather be strong enough to do without.

We may all have to be...someday.

36 posted on 03/06/2013 7:04:33 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RegulatorCountry
It’s just a matter of time, the bacteria are winning and we’re almost out of ammunition with which to fight them.

They aren't 'winning', they are only doing their job.

37 posted on 03/06/2013 7:07:05 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: yarddog
I have nothing against meds when absolutely necessary.

If I have the “creeping crud” and it just won't leave, I get help. I just don't depend on meds for every ache, pain and sniffle.

38 posted on 03/06/2013 7:08:07 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: UCANSEE2

They’re winning out over mankind’s efforts to eradicate them.


39 posted on 03/06/2013 7:11:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Agreed, oil of oregano and tumeric are industrial strength medicines, yet gentle on the liver and kidneys.
40 posted on 03/06/2013 7:17:22 PM PST by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: oxcart

41 posted on 03/06/2013 7:18:52 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: oxcart

Papa Obama told me bad things like this would happen if that sequester thingy went through. He’s right, just like I knew he’d be.

Are you all ashamed of yourselves for doubting him?


42 posted on 03/06/2013 7:19:45 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: UCANSEE2

Well 10k iu units of Vitamin D for those in cold and dark climates can’t hurt either!


43 posted on 03/06/2013 7:20:54 PM PST by acapesket
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To: oxcart
Trying to stay healthy so to stay the hades out of hospitals if possible. Being sucked dry of finances and then receiving a nice little super bug from El hospitals is not on the bucket to do list but rather replace the b with an f and that's the list instead.
44 posted on 03/06/2013 7:21:13 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Redcloak

“Don’t Dead Open Inside”???

“Hell The What??”


45 posted on 03/06/2013 7:23:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: acapesket; RegulatorCountry

When folks lived on the farm and raised their own meat, hams were cured with sugar, salt, no nitrates nor silicone. RegulatorCountry is talking about homegrown natural stuff - not store bought toxic meats.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 7:26:16 PM PST by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: dfwgator
Kids are supposed to play in dirt.

AND... they are supposed to 'get sick'. This is how they develop a stronger immune system. There are a laundry list of 'childhood diseases' that every child is expected to catch at least once.

We (unwisely) use medicine to stop a 'runny nose', when the only thing we should be doing is blowing our nose. It's running for a reason, and stopping it with antihistamines leaves the nasal passages susceptible to damage.

47 posted on 03/06/2013 7:34:37 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SisterK

I brought it up more or less just to illustrate the antibacterial properties of sugar. It didn’t enter my mind that everybody didn’t grow up with grandparents who had a smokehouse on their farm and cured their own meats. Maybe it wasn’t the greatest example for that reason, but you certainly can prevent meat from spoiling and decaying for years with either salt or sugar. They are preservative because they’re antibacterial.


48 posted on 03/06/2013 7:35:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: UCANSEE2

Exactly.


49 posted on 03/06/2013 7:37:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: acapesket

Actually, vitamins will do more to protect you from disease than washing your hands.


50 posted on 03/06/2013 7:38:35 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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