New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Banjo, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Banjo

    Banjo

  2. Eight

    Eight

    wow, don't let those hit the bathhouses in San Francisco... it could be a health disaster!!
     
  3. promagma

    promagma

    Antibiotic resistance is the rule these days .... the critters are not stupid. This makes the news because it is a superbug that can kill you, but what about the majority of superbugs that only cause chronic illness. Maybe they are even "smarter" for allowing the host (you) to live.
     
  4. Oh oh! Another super bug on the lose.

    There was no mention though how the bug gets transmitted to people. All that was mentioned was that they contacted the super bug after receiving medical treatment in India. Would that mean that they got it from the hospitals? :(
     
  5. "The gene is carried by bacteria that can spread hand-to-mouth..."


    actually it does not matter how it spreads now. the point of the article is that the same "super drug resistant gene" is found in several different bacteria. in other words the gene jumps around so any type of bacteria may potentially acquire it.
     
  6. "British medical journal revealed the risk last month in an article describing dozens of cases in Britain in people who had gone to India for medical procedures."

    trying to keep business local, no doubt :p
     
  7. do not fear sheeple

    Clinical tests in Australia and the United States showed that AGG01 can be up to 100 times more effective at killing treacherous bacteria, including the most dangerous clinical isolates of multi-drug resistant superbugs. This includes Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella and Acinetobacter as discussed in 2007.

    “This compound is special because, instead of just stopping the growth of bacteria like many other antimicrobials it actually kills them – and quickly,” said Dr. Ben Cocks, the leading Victorian researcher on the project in a presentation to BIO2007 in Boston.

    Cocks will participate in discussions on antimicrobial development in Chicago for BIO 2010




    http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/1290/anti-superbug-weapon-developed-wallaby-milk
     
  8. :D
     
  9. promagma

    promagma

    Yep it's called horizontal gene transfer. And it's not just this gene, bugs share any and all genes, and do it so often that you can throw the postulates of Koch out of the window.
     
  10. the bugs are always one step ahead of us :D
     
    #10     Sep 16, 2010