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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 oldasrocks 0

A few years ago a volunteer at the hospital here came down with the flesh eating bacteria from a cut received while pushing a wheelchair. She died. So this crap is floating around now. It’s just the luck of the draw whether you catch some of these bugs or not.

The Japanese are experimenting with a paint that supposedly kills viruses. I read that some time back and have not heard anymore. From my readings about ozone I don’t know why hospital don’t use it to disinfect the operating rooms and equipt. Sttrong enough it kills all viruses and everything else. ( I found out the hard way this includes house plants and goldfish)

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 anita 0
Mountain mama wrote:
My sis is a big shot way up the chain at the CDC. I’m gonna have to call her. Damn, we don’t see eye to eye on anything…. Politics, child rearing, education, religion. I’m kind of the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has a doctorate or in her case a double doctorate and I just have a bachelor’s and that is just barely by the skin of my teeth. But, I want to find out more info on this. Wonder if she will answer her phone.

Let us know what you find out. The CDC (like everything in government these days) seems pretty politicized, based on what we saw during the ebola situation.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

My sis is a big shot way up the chain at the CDC. I’m gonna have to call her. Damn, we don’t see eye to eye on anything…. Politics, child rearing, education, religion. I’m kind of the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has a doctorate or in her case a double doctorate and I just have a bachelor’s and that is just barely by the skin of my teeth. But, I want to find out more info on this. Wonder if she will answer her phone.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

India’s death rate according to CIA world factbook is about 7 per 1000. Based on this, 8.4 million people die every year in India which comes to 22,500 per day approximately.

https://www.quora.com/How-many-people-d … -every-day

No one actually knows how many die every year or the causes of their deaths. This is due do to an inadequate and antiquated health care system for the masses. What we do know is millions of Indians travel every year. This could get interesting real fast, as you can carry this bug and not be ill! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 oldasrocks 0

So why isn’t all of India dying off? Have they developed an immunity? Do they have drugs we don’t?

Don’t forget, we’re like the hogs in the barns. Protected from most diseases. No herd immunity built up. We travel to other countries where we get sick with the water and food that doesn’t bother the locals. Look at the crap the illegals are bringing in.

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January 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

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NEVADA – This is the kind of case researchers warned about for years.

A Nevada woman in her 70’s died months ago from an infection that no antibiotic in America could have defeated, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.

The woman was hospitalized in August last year after she returned from an extended trip to India. Doctors discovered that she was suffering from a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection, which she had apparently contracted after being treated for a broken right hip in India, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

She died of septic shock, and testing showed the bacteria was resistant to all 14 kinds of antibiotics the hospital had on hand, per the medical website Stat. Even more alarmingly, later tests revealed that none of the 26 antibiotics in America would have worked.

“I think this is the harbinger of future badness to come,” Dr. James Johnson, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota, says. He noted that while this is — for now — a very rare case, it’s hard to believe nobody else in the country is carrying the same strain of CRE.

Johnson said people often ask him: “‘How close are we to the edge of the cliff?’ And I tell them: ‘We’re already falling off the cliff.’ “

http://www.kgw.com/news/woman-dies-of-s … /386280334

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