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(Bangor Daily News)   Come to Maine for the lobster. Come to Maine for the beautiful coastline. Come to Maine for the increasingly drug-resistant gonorrhea   (bangordailynews.com) divider line 5
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2012-12-07 09:05:02 AM  
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BullBearMS: I always find it interesting when these articles on increasingly antibiotic resistant bacteria don't even mention the fact that we have been feeding the animals we raise for food a steady stream of antibiotics in their diet for decades now.

Who can imagine where all these bacteria manage to develop a resistance to antibiotics, as if they are constantly in their presence?

What do you mean DNA can jump from one species of bacteria to another?


THIS.

Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States goes to chicken, pigs, cows and other animals that people eat, yet producers of meat and poultry are not required to report how they use the drugs - which ones, on what types of animal, and in what quantities. This dearth of information makes it difficult to document the precise relationship between routine antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic-resistant infections in people, scientists say.
2012-12-07 09:55:04 AM  
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OscarTamerz:

Look at the worst place in the nation, Washington, D.C., at 350.9 while the second worst is Mississippi at 209.9. That right there tells you our government is all clapped out. Thank you President Hussein!

The problem is the quality "non-pro" poon holds out for the politicians and lobbyists who can afford to wine-&-dine them, unlike most native DCers who are poor and black. Same with the pros. So the the dregs of the profession and the gals who get around because they like to are likely to be as heavily trafficked as any "escort" from Fargo.
2012-12-07 08:39:25 AM  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibiotic_resistance#In_medicine

Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics has been attributed to a number of causes, including people who insist on antibiotics, physicians who simply prescribe them as they feel they do not have time to explain why they are not necessary, and physicians who do not know when to prescribe antibiotics or else are overly cautious for medical legal reasons.[28] For example, a third of people believe that antibiotics are effective for the common cold,[29] and the common cold is the most common reasons antibiotics are prescribed[30] even though antibiotics are completely useless against viruses.

Mommy and Daddy getting the doctor to prescribe high-dosage antibiotics to their kid because he has a few zits, instead of giving him a bar of soap, also aren't helping. I knew kids over a decade ago who were taking anti-biotics regularly for "acne". And I don't mean Rocky Dennis levels of face related wtf-ness. Just kids who had a few zits.
2012-12-07 08:18:46 AM  
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Drug-resistant gonorrhea I don't need to worry about.

Drug-resistant TB, or c-diff, or any number of other life-threatening diseases...one of them will probably carry me off, in the end.

/you too
2012-12-07 08:18:30 AM  
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I always find it interesting when these articles on increasingly antibiotic resistant bacteria don't even mention the fact that we have been feeding the animals we raise for food a steady stream of antibiotics in their diet for decades now.

Who can imagine where all these bacteria manage to develop a resistance to antibiotics, as if they are constantly in their presence?

What do you mean DNA can jump from one species of bacteria to another?
 
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