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Superbugs pose "apocalyptic threat"


Posted on Saturday, 26 January, 2013 | Comment icon 59 comments | News tip by: seeder


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Fresh concerns have been raised over the potential consequences of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

An increase in the number of cases involving superbugs has lead to dire warnings from some prominent figures in the health sector including Britain's chief medical officer who has warned of a potentially apocalyptic scenario in which patients could die from routine operations because of bacteria resistant to all known types of antibiotics.

In a statement to Parliament this week Dame Sally Davies warned that such an eventuality should be considered a national emergency alongside the likes of terrorist attacks and natural disasters. "There are few public health issues of potentially greater importance for society than antibiotic resistance," she said. "We need to get our act together in this country."

"A prominent British health official has declared the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs so grave a threat that the world is now facing an "apocalyptic scenario" in which people die of routine infections."

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Comment icon #50 Posted by Sean93 on 27 January, 2013, 18:00
That's not surprising at all. Flu is dangerous to children and old people, it's always been like that. They have under-developed or weakened immune systems. The flu is actually resistant to drugs for the most part and not a lot can be done to get rid of it, you just have to let your immune system ride it out. Things like Tamiflu only work for about a day and they only decrease the effects of the virus slightly, they don't get rid of it.
Comment icon #51 Posted by seeder on 27 January, 2013, 22:35
Now for some cheerful news... Spraying meat with viruses to treat bacteria How do you combat deadly bacteria on meat? Spray the meat with a virus that eats the bacteria. This solution has been approved in the US by the FDA. .
Comment icon #52 Posted by AsteroidX on 27 January, 2013, 22:40
Thanks seeder. Thats all I needed this morning. My bacteria free food is full of viruses. and GMO. My question what happens when it all hits my belly and the viruses start feeding off the GMO ?
Comment icon #53 Posted by seeder on 27 January, 2013, 22:49
Its still Sunday night here.. sorry to ruin the breakfast, try muesli? Makes you wonder tho doesn't it? Im becoming more of a vegan every day...
Comment icon #54 Posted by Chooky88 on 28 January, 2013, 10:59
Queen in the North is right. Too many people already. God forbid it should be me or a loved one but look at the big picture. Our 'herd' needs thinning.
Comment icon #55 Posted by docyabut2 on 28 January, 2013, 11:34
Vegies have bacteria to , just cook the heck out of all foods:)
Comment icon #56 Posted by seeder on 28 January, 2013, 11:51
I prefer most veg lightly steamed. Overcooking can also destroy all the goodness in some foods.The problem is if we rid ourselves and food of all bacteria, we have nothing on which to build a defense to it. Like the pro biotic theories, we need some bacteria!!
Comment icon #57 Posted by Frank Merton on 28 January, 2013, 12:06
Outrageous! Just so long as it doesn't affect you, you intellectually decide it's a good thing if millions die.
Comment icon #58 Posted by Frank Merton on 28 January, 2013, 12:09
If everyone went vegetarian, we would reduce CO2 emissions in half, easily feed twice the present population, and almost entirely eliminate methane emissions.
Comment icon #59 Posted by Zaphod222 on 3 February, 2013, 8:53
Well yes. But would you celebrate it if you got it?


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