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Superbugs: Don’t Miss the Big Picture!

Superbugs: Don’t Miss the Big Picture!

If you haven’t read the “Rogues Gallery of Superbugs” here on this blog, please take a look at it. It will help you make a lot more sense out of this post.  And keep in mind, the “Rogues Gallery” is only a partial listing of deadly Superbugs.  For example, Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Campylobacter and Streptococcus pneumoniae are also important, pathogenic bacteria which have developed dangerous and often deadly, multi drug-resistant strains which are also on the rise.  And, there are others. …

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Entering the Post-Antibiotic Era

Entering the Post-Antibiotic Era

The Post-Antibiotic Era: Emerging Deadly Superbugs “With more than 40 diseases in existence today that were unknown a generation ago, and about 1,100 epidemic events verified by the WHO [World Health Organization] in the past five years, it’s nearly impossible to keep up on the emergence of infectious disease events as they break…” —Larry Madoff, MD, International Society for Infectious Diseases   “Our communities aren’t safe from these kinds of organisms, which creep in and go from person to person. …

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Drug Resistant Microbes in Meat at Your Local Grocery Store?

Drug Resistant Microbes in Meat at Your Local Grocery Store?

Before you bite into that piece of chicken, hamburger, or pork chop, you should think twice.  You may be getting more than you paid for…Drug Resistant Microbes… On February 5 of this year, the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) quietly issued its most recent “Retail Meat Report” (reporting period: 2011).  The report is alarming as it documents the presence and continuing spread of drug resistant and multi-drug resistant bacteria present in the meat cases of grocery stores all over…

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