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  • There's A "Superbug" Spreading Around America Killing 40% Of The People Who Come In Contact

    03/24/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT · by Dr. Sheldon Cooper · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 24, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    The joke that's going around is that the Mayans got it wrong: The world is ending this year, not 2012. Here's the lates sign of that. A superbug is spreading around America, and has hit Southern California. LA Times: A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has spread to patients in Southern California, according to a study by Los Angeles County public health officials. More than 350 cases of the Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, have been reported at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients at skilled-nursing and long-term care facilities, according to a study by Dr. Dawn Terashita,...
  • Antibiotic-resistant strain of syphilis is spreading

    07/07/2004 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Grig · 154 replies · 1,862+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 7, 2004, 5:00 PM EDT
    Antibiotic-resistant strain of syphilis is spreading A fast-spreading mutant strain of syphilis has proved resistant to the antibiotic pills that are offered to some patients as an alternative to painful penicillin shots. Since the late 1990s, doctors and public health clinics have been giving azithromycin to some syphilis patients because the long-acting antibiotic pill was highly effective and easy to use. Four pills taken at once were usually enough to cure syphilis. But now researchers at University of Washington in Seattle have found at least 10 percent of syphilis samples from patients at sexually transmitted disease clinics in four cities...