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    Default Drug-Resistant "Superbugs" Found in 3 States

    Here we go again. Last year it was Mexican Flu, (H1N1 for the politically correct) and this year we have the "Superbug".



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    New Drug-Resistant Superbugs Found in 3 States
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    An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.

    The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received medical care in India, where the problem is widespread. A 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.

    How many deaths the gene may have caused is unknown; there is no central tracking of such cases. So far, the gene has mostly been found in bacteria that cause gut or urinary infections.
    Scientists have long feared this — a very adaptable gene that hitches onto many types of common germs and confers broad drug resistance, creating dangerous "superbugs."

    "It's a great concern," because drug resistance has been rising and few new antibiotics are in development, said Dr. M. Lindsay Grayson, director of infectious diseases at the University of Melbourne in Australia. "It's just a matter of time" until the gene spreads more widely person-to-person, he said.

    Grayson heads an American Society for Microbiology conference in Boston, which was buzzing with reports of the gene, called NDM-1 and named for New Delhi.

    The U.S. cases occurred this year in people from California, Massachusetts and Illinois, said Brandi Limbago, a lab chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three types of bacteria were involved, and three different mechanisms let the gene become part of them.

    "We want physicians to look for it," especially in patients who have traveled recently to India or Pakistan, she said.

    What can people do?

    Don't add to the drug resistance problem, experts say. Don't pressure your doctors for antibiotics if they say they aren't needed, use the ones you are given properly, and try to avoid infections by washing your hands.

    The gene is carried by bacteria that can spread hand-to-mouth, which makes good hygiene very important.

    It's also why health officials are so concerned about where the threat is coming from, said Dr. Patrice Nordmann, a microbiology professor at South-Paris Medical School. India is an overpopulated country that overuses antibiotics and has widespread diarrheal disease and many people without clean water.

    "The ingredients are there" for widespread transmission, he said. "It's going to spread by plane all over the world."

    The U.S. patients were not related. The California woman needed hospital care after being in a car accident in India. The Illinois man had pre-existing medical problems and a urinary catheter, and is thought to have contracted an infection with the gene while traveling in India. The case from Massachusetts involved a woman from India who had surgery and chemotherapy for cancer there and then traveled to the U.S.

    Lab tests showed their germs were not killed by the types of drugs normally used to treat drug-resistant infections, including "the last-resort class of antibiotics that physicians go to," Limbago said.

    She did not know how the three patients were treated, but all survived.

    Doctors have tried treating some of these cases with combinations of antibiotics, hoping that will be more effective than individual ones are. Some have resorted to using polymyxins — antibiotics used in the 1950s and '60s that were unpopular because they can harm the kidneys.

    The two Canadian cases were treated with a combination of antibiotics, said Dr. Johann Pitout of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. One case was in Alberta, the other in British Columbia.

    Both patients had medical emergencies while traveling in India. They developed urinary infections that were discovered to have the resistance gene once they returned home to Canada, Pitout said.

    The CDC advises any hospitals that find such cases to put the patient in medical isolation, check the patient's close contacts for possible infection, and look for more infections in the hospital.
    Any case "should raise an alarm," Limbago said.
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    I wonder if this has anything to do with the increasing number of people from these countries moving to America and that is why we are hearing of these viruses? I mean it used to be where it was the 7-11's and such that were owned by some of these people were in the cities, now they are all over in small towns too.
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    Sept 28th - First fatality from NDM - 1

    Sept 30th - New cases reported in New Delhi. More virulent strain not responding to any anti-biotics. Seven are quarantined.

    Oct 2nd - First fatality in Lisbon, Portugal. Deceased had undergone medical treatment in Bangalore.

    Oct 3rd - Six deaths in New Delhi. Subjects died from dehydration due to stomach infections. Symptoms included vomiting and severe diahorrea.

    Oct 4th - New cases reported in Greece, Portugal, England and Sweden. Origin unconfirmed. Subject in Sweden had not travelled to the Indian sub-continent.

    Oct 6th - W.H.O confirms new cases in 17 countries. Bug has attached itself to two new bacteria. Gestation period unknown. Only 30% of new cases have travelled within the last 6 months.

    Oct 7th - 1,650 new cases across the globe. From initial symptoms to hospitalisation is only a 48 hour period.

    Oct 8th - Of 2,800 cases, mortality rate appears higher than 85%. Death is within 72 hours from severe dehydration. Organ collapse and delirium becoming more frequent.

    Oct 9th - Hospitals inundated with new cases. Initial symptoms are fever and convulsions, from mild to life threatening. 17,046 official cases in Europe. A further 12, 438 in the continental US. Asian and African figures unknown. Thought to be nearing 80,000. Infection has crossed species.

    Oct 10th - W.H.O admits that no vaccines or antibiotics are effective against the infection. Issues pandemic alert. Advises regular washing, especially of hands.

    Oct 11th - W.H.O confirms further bacterial mutation. Has now combined with ebola-like virus, as yet named or confirmed.

    Oct 12th - Russia closes all international airports. Within 5 hours, all major airports worldwide follow suit. Planes are turned back to their point of origin. Major broadcasters issue health warnings. Masks to be worn as bacterial contamination is assumed to have gone airborne. Birds dropping from the skies in central Africa.

    Oct 13th - Estimated 25% of all major urban centres confirmed infected with various strains. Schools and other public buildings closed. Citizens advised to stay indoors for the next 48 hours. Hospitals to capacity. Infected turned away and told to go home.

    Oct 14th - Panic worldwide. Military assumes control. All major highways closed. Millions try to flee major cities. Turned back by military blockades. Worldwide death toll at 2 - 3 million. Curfews enforced.

    Oct 15th - Worldwide civil disruption. Rioting and looting endemic. Small communities barricade themselves in. Random killing now commonplace in self defence. Gestation period seems to be at 12 hours, from infection to 95% mortality rate. Survivors with apparent immunity sought out and detained by military. Continuity of Government procedures put into place.

    Oct 19th - Complete breakdown of order. Many military and police AWOL. Power outs common as workers either flee or die. No functioning hospitals. Harbours have been emptied of boats. Shops emptied.

    Oct 22nd - Most television/radio broadcasts off air. No new information from any reliable authority. Streets are empty. Military curfews no longer enforced.

    Oct 25th - No electicity, gas or water supplies. Small pockets of survivors in rural areas. Many at sea trying to find uncontaminated islands. Next to no communication possible.

    Nov 2nd - Global population at medaeval levels. Ground water table infected from rotting corpses. Sea massively affected. Marine life dead on shores. Isolated areas see new infections. Boats drifting the oceans unmanned. South Pacific Islands silent.

    Nov 3rd - Van Halen releases new album. Ed complains at lack of enthusiasm for new material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Sept 28th - First fatality from NDM - 1

    Sept 30th - New cases reported in New Delhi. More virulent strain not responding to any anti-biotics. Seven are quarantined.

    Oct 2nd - First fatality in Lisbon, Portugal. Deceased had undergone medical treatment in Bangalore.

    Oct 3rd - Six deaths in New Delhi. Subjects died from dehydration due to stomach infections. Symptoms included vomiting and severe diahorrea.

    Oct 4th - New cases reported in Greece, Portugal, England and Sweden. Origin unconfirmed. Subject in Sweden had not travelled to the Indian sub-continent.

    Oct 6th - W.H.O confirms new cases in 17 countries. Bug has attached itself to two new bacteria. Gestation period unknown. Only 30% of new cases have travelled within the last 6 months.

    Oct 7th - 1,650 new cases across the globe. From initial symptoms to hospitalisation is only a 48 hour period.

    Oct 8th - Of 2,800 cases, mortality rate appears higher than 85%. Death is within 72 hours from severe dehydration. Organ collapse and delirium becoming more frequent.

    Oct 9th - Hospitals inundated with new cases. Initial symptoms are fever and convulsions, from mild to life threatening. 17,046 official cases in Europe. A further 12, 438 in the continental US. Asian and African figures unknown. Thought to be nearing 80,000. Infection has crossed species.

    Oct 10th - W.H.O admits that no vaccines or antibiotics are effective against the infection. Issues pandemic alert. Advises regular washing, especially of hands.

    Oct 11th - W.H.O confirms further bacterial mutation. Has now combined with ebola-like virus, as yet named or confirmed.

    Oct 12th - Russia closes all international airports. Within 5 hours, all major airports worldwide follow suit. Planes are turned back to their point of origin. Major broadcasters issue health warnings. Masks to be worn as bacterial contamination is assumed to have gone airborne. Birds dropping from the skies in central Africa.

    Oct 13th - Estimated 25% of all major urban centres confirmed infected with various strains. Schools and other public buildings closed. Citizens advised to stay indoors for the next 48 hours. Hospitals to capacity. Infected turned away and told to go home.

    Oct 14th - Panic worldwide. Military assumes control. All major highways closed. Millions try to flee major cities. Turned back by military blockades. Worldwide death toll at 2 - 3 million. Curfews enforced.

    Oct 15th - Worldwide civil disruption. Rioting and looting endemic. Small communities barricade themselves in. Random killing now commonplace in self defence. Gestation period seems to be at 12 hours, from infection to 95% mortality rate. Survivors with apparent immunity sought out and detained by military. Continuity of Government procedures put into place.

    Oct 19th - Complete breakdown of order. Many military and police AWOL. Power outs common as workers either flee or die. No functioning hospitals. Harbours have been emptied of boats. Shops emptied.

    Oct 22nd - Most television/radio broadcasts off air. No new information from any reliable authority. Streets are empty. Military curfews no longer enforced.

    Oct 25th - No electicity, gas or water supplies. Small pockets of survivors in rural areas. Many at sea trying to find uncontaminated islands. Next to no communication possible.

    Nov 2nd - Global population at medaeval levels. Ground water table infected from rotting corpses. Sea massively affected. Marine life dead on shores. Isolated areas see new infections. Boats drifting the oceans unmanned. South Pacific Islands silent.

    Nov 3rd - Van Halen releases new album. Ed complains at lack of enthusiasm for new material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Sept 28th - First fatality from NDM - 1

    Sept 30th - New cases reported in New Delhi. More virulent strain not responding to any anti-biotics. Seven are quarantined.

    Oct 2nd - First fatality in Lisbon, Portugal. Deceased had undergone medical treatment in Bangalore.

    Oct 3rd - Six deaths in New Delhi. Subjects died from dehydration due to stomach infections. Symptoms included vomiting and severe diahorrea.

    Oct 4th - New cases reported in Greece, Portugal, England and Sweden. Origin unconfirmed. Subject in Sweden had not travelled to the Indian sub-continent.

    Oct 6th - W.H.O confirms new cases in 17 countries. Bug has attached itself to two new bacteria. Gestation period unknown. Only 30% of new cases have travelled within the last 6 months.

    Oct 7th - 1,650 new cases across the globe. From initial symptoms to hospitalisation is only a 48 hour period.

    Oct 8th - Of 2,800 cases, mortality rate appears higher than 85%. Death is within 72 hours from severe dehydration. Organ collapse and delirium becoming more frequent.

    Oct 9th - Hospitals inundated with new cases. Initial symptoms are fever and convulsions, from mild to life threatening. 17,046 official cases in Europe. A further 12, 438 in the continental US. Asian and African figures unknown. Thought to be nearing 80,000. Infection has crossed species.

    Oct 10th - W.H.O admits that no vaccines or antibiotics are effective against the infection. Issues pandemic alert. Advises regular washing, especially of hands.

    Oct 11th - W.H.O confirms further bacterial mutation. Has now combined with ebola-like virus, as yet named or confirmed.

    Oct 12th - Russia closes all international airports. Within 5 hours, all major airports worldwide follow suit. Planes are turned back to their point of origin. Major broadcasters issue health warnings. Masks to be worn as bacterial contamination is assumed to have gone airborne. Birds dropping from the skies in central Africa.

    Oct 13th - Estimated 25% of all major urban centres confirmed infected with various strains. Schools and other public buildings closed. Citizens advised to stay indoors for the next 48 hours. Hospitals to capacity. Infected turned away and told to go home.

    Oct 14th - Panic worldwide. Military assumes control. All major highways closed. Millions try to flee major cities. Turned back by military blockades. Worldwide death toll at 2 - 3 million. Curfews enforced.

    Oct 15th - Worldwide civil disruption. Rioting and looting endemic. Small communities barricade themselves in. Random killing now commonplace in self defence. Gestation period seems to be at 12 hours, from infection to 95% mortality rate. Survivors with apparent immunity sought out and detained by military. Continuity of Government procedures put into place.

    Oct 19th - Complete breakdown of order. Many military and police AWOL. Power outs common as workers either flee or die. No functioning hospitals. Harbours have been emptied of boats. Shops emptied.

    Oct 22nd - Most television/radio broadcasts off air. No new information from any reliable authority. Streets are empty. Military curfews no longer enforced.

    Oct 25th - No electicity, gas or water supplies. Small pockets of survivors in rural areas. Many at sea trying to find uncontaminated islands. Next to no communication possible.

    Nov 2nd - Global population at medaeval levels. Ground water table infected from rotting corpses. Sea massively affected. Marine life dead on shores. Isolated areas see new infections. Boats drifting the oceans unmanned. South Pacific Islands silent.

    Nov 3rd - Van Halen releases new album. Ed complains at lack of enthusiasm for new material.
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    Quite a few doctors have said recently that we are overdue as a planet for a worldwide pandemic.

    Here is to hoping they are wrong.
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    Most have a bunch of 'skimmers' on here. Too bad.
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    Just a ploy to sell more hand sanitizer. Those companies must have made a billion last year. Every Wal Mart and grocery store has them at the front door now.
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