theres a thing in "Jack and the Beanstalk" about giants eating bone bread, sounds pretty serious to me...<quoted text>
This is another thing in the Bible concerning the End Times which was in the newspaper this week: Plagues
Please read the seriousness of this disease.
Untreatable Superbugs Alarm Medical Experts
A family of "nightmare" superbugs--untreatable and often deadly--is spreading through hospitals across the U.S., and doctors fear that it may soon be too late to stop them, senior health officials said Tuesday.
"These are nightmare bacteria that present a triple threat," said Thomas Frieden, director of the CDCP. "They're resistant to nearly all anitbiotics. They have high mortatlity rates, killing half of people with serious infections. And they can spread their resistance to other bacteria."
So far, this particular class of superbug, called carbapanem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, has been found only in hospitals or nursing homes, rather than in the community, Frieden said. But officials sounded the alarm partly because, if the bacteria's spread isn't contained soon, even common infections could become UNTREATABLE.
The superbug tends to strike immune-compromised people who are hospitalized for a long time or living in a nursing home, Frieden said. And CRE doesn't spread easily from person to person, like the bacteria causing pink eye or strep throat.
These superbugs are "the biggest threat to patient safety in the hospital that we have," said Costi Sifri, an infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at the U of Virginia Health System. "Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like anything is SLOWING their spread."
In 2001, only 1.2 percent of the common family of bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae, were resistant to the carbapanem antibiotics--the strongest class available. By 2011 that figure had jumped to 4.2 percent.
In the first half of 2012, nearly 200 hospitals treated at least one of these infections, Frieden said.
Pray the Plague Away, jackass