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Count Bobulescu
11-03-2013, 09:45 PM
Nightmare bacteria: "Superbugs" in US hospitals
Washington Post-Mar 6, 2013
Deadly "superbugs" -- resistant to even the strongest antibiotics -- have been found in 42 states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/nightmare-bacteria-superbugs-in-us-hospitals/2013/03/06/7afb10b2-8666-11e2-a80b-3edc779b676f_video.html

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nfections With 'Nightmare Bacteria' Are On The Rise In U.S. Hospitals
Federal health officials warned that a dangerous group of superbugs has become increasingly common in hospitals throughout the past decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bacteria are resistant to virtually all antibiotics, including the ones doctors use as a last-ditch option.http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/05/173526084/infections-with-nightmare-bacteria-are-on-the-rise-in-u-s-hospitals?ft=3&f=111787346&sc=nl&cc=es-20130310

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21737844

Trow
11-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Does this make germ warfare a reallity?

Count Bobulescu
11-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Does this make germ warfare a reallity?
Germ warfare has been a reality for years. Itís outlawed by treaty.

C. Flower
12-03-2013, 12:22 AM
There is a return of gonorhea, and anti-biotic resistant TB is spreading. There have been no new anti-biotics developed for 20 years.

The main reason is that anti-biotics are not as profitable as some other drugs. They work too well: people get better after a week or so. The ideal pharma product is something like a statin, or prozac, that we can be persuaded to take every day of our lives.

Trow
12-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Does this make germ warfare a reallity?


Germ warfare has been a reality for years. Itís outlawed by treaty.

I doubt the flu or HIV care about treaty.;) No law can stop naturally occurring disease, killer germs and so on.

fluffybiscuits
12-03-2013, 03:33 PM
There is a return of gonorhea, and anti-biotic resistant TB is spreading. There have been no new anti-biotics developed for 20 years.

The main reason is that anti-biotics are not as profitable as some other drugs. They work too well: people get better after a week or so. The ideal pharma product is something like a statin, or prozac, that we can be persuaded to take every day of our lives.

Gonorhea is going to spike in the number of cases amongst young men especially whom engage in sex without protection. In the UK the number of cases has shot up drastically (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/gonorrhea-cases-soar-as-sti-gets-more-resistant-to-treatment-8512371.html) In 2011 there was a jump of a quarter in cases of gonorrhea as it becomes resistant to most of the antibiotics out there. Really we should be encouraging more safe sex but also be looking at other options to treat. As you said big pharma is not happy that such drugs are not as profitable as others out there.