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2013-03-05 07:03:05 PM
The Deadly Microbes would be catchier.
 
2013-03-05 07:20:34 PM
The Invincible Infectors
 
2013-03-05 07:24:04 PM
Bet it originated in Lindsey Lohan's hoo haw.
 
2013-03-05 07:44:48 PM

Snotnose: Bet it originated in Lindsey Lohan's hoo haw.


They've been toughened through the exposure to drugs and alcohol.
 
2013-03-05 08:52:41 PM
It's been done

Bacillus anthracis
 
2013-03-05 11:37:01 PM
Speaking of which, how is your mom doing these days?
 
2013-03-05 11:49:07 PM
SUPERBUGS!
 
2013-03-05 11:53:31 PM
I shouldn't even have to mention "Anthrax" should I?
 
2013-03-05 11:54:58 PM
The mortician that was trying to cope with the pungent stench from the monstrosity of the cadaver and carcass said that the misery index of death was so vile it was like septic flesh and could only leave an obituary in flames.
 
2013-03-05 11:56:24 PM
We've trained these bacteria well.  Maybe too well.
 
2013-03-05 11:56:35 PM
My best friend had an heart operation awhile ago, but then he caught one of these superbugs. He almost bought it.
 
2013-03-05 11:59:22 PM
Enough with this farking paywall site! Enough!
/Also Hurrumph!
 
2013-03-06 12:02:13 AM
Watched a BBC Horizon video about this last night :(

Check it out BBC Horizon 2012 E06 Defeating The Superbugs
 
2013-03-06 12:02:57 AM
Bring out your dead!

Bring out your dead!
 
2013-03-06 12:08:33 AM
The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.
 
2013-03-06 12:09:29 AM

HelloImNotHome: Watched a BBC Horizon video about this last night :(

Check it out BBC Horizon 2012 E06 Defecating The Superbugs


We really are.
 
2013-03-06 12:10:27 AM
We must have a mod who is scared of this stuff. Then again we all should be.
 
2013-03-06 12:13:14 AM
If a nurse or other professional comes into your room to change a dressing or do anything to a wound, change a catheter, or in essence perform any kind of function that results in stuff going inside your body, tell them to wash their hands first, before they touch you.

This is so lax that it's shocking.

Wash your damn hands.
 
2013-03-06 12:13:26 AM
Thomas Malthus chuckles politely
 
2013-03-06 12:14:11 AM
 I had no idea bacteria cause nightmares. I thought it was the work of sexy demons like Incubi and Succubi.

Live and learn.

It does make sense though, because if you eat a lot of nasty junk food before bed, or even a nice cheese, you get nightmares.

Yogurt doesn't seem to cause nightmares. Must be the friendly pro-health bacteria in the yoghurt.

When I need to go to the bathroom when I am asleep, I dream of filthy toilets or else that I am naked except for maybe a pajama top or something. This is my early warning dream system telling, wake the Hell up and go to the bathroom.

If you have children who are wetting the bed, tell them to dream about places they can't pee to wake themselves up. Let me know if it works. I think it might help program the part of their brain that stands guard during sleep. The brain thinks in metaphors. It doesn't do similes very well as far as I can tell.
 
2013-03-06 12:14:23 AM
We are ripe for a pandemic.

My grandmother was in a sanatorium for TB patients in the '30s before antibiotics were available to protect the general population.

We will have these again.

If you catch a nasty bug for where there's no treatment other than isolation to protect others, you will be warehoused until you recover or die.

This is how we'll solve the homeless problem in big cities: You get "the nasty cough" and you'll be taken away due to a public health order.

/wish they'd start this now
//people in SF spit their diseases on the floors of trams
///what is this, China?
////srashies!
 
2013-03-06 12:16:40 AM

brantgoose:  I had no idea bacteria cause nightmares. I thought it was the work of sexy demons like Incubi and Succubi.

Live and learn.

It does make sense though, because if you eat a lot of nasty junk food before bed, or even a nice cheese, you get nightmares.

Yogurt doesn't seem to cause nightmares. Must be the friendly pro-health bacteria in the yoghurt.

When I need to go to the bathroom when I am asleep, I dream of filthy toilets or else that I am naked except for maybe a pajama top or something. This is my early warning dream system telling, wake the Hell up and go to the bathroom.

If you have children who are wetting the bed, tell them to dream about places they can't pee to wake themselves up. Let me know if it works. I think it might help program the part of their brain that stands guard during sleep. The brain thinks in metaphors. It doesn't do similes very well as far as I can tell.


Are you high, or just trolling?
 
2013-03-06 12:19:35 AM

Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.


I thought we're supposed to wash our hands with pee. You know, like for jellyfish.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-06 12:22:41 AM
"Nightmare bacteria"
Great name for a band
 
2013-03-06 12:23:15 AM

lohphat: We are ripe for a pandemic.


If you're suggesting we're all going to have central lines and endotracheal tubes in the near future, yeah, you're right.
 
2013-03-06 12:30:54 AM

Notabunny: Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.

I thought we're supposed to wash our hands with pee. You know, like for jellyfish.


Methinks you've spent too much time on German fetish porn sites.

Not that *I* would know anything out that.
 
2013-03-06 12:35:15 AM
Super Bug:
www.herbiemania.com
 
2013-03-06 12:36:52 AM

nmemkha: Notabunny: Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.

I thought we're supposed to wash our hands with pee. You know, like for jellyfish.

Methinks you've spent too much time on German fetish porn sites.

Not that *I* would know anything out that.


It's ok. I know my limits. Fifteen is my limit on schnitzengruben.
 
2013-03-06 12:40:45 AM

Ryker's Peninsula: The mortician that was trying to cope with the pungent stench from the monstrosity of the cadaver and carcass said that the misery index of death was so vile it was like septic flesh and could only leave an obituary in flames.


That's from a Lovecraft story.
 
2013-03-06 12:41:04 AM

Notabunny: Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.

I thought we're supposed to wash our hands with pee. You know, like for jellyfish.


Good point. Bear Grylls drinks his own when it's getting dark and he's still outside. They don't call it the golden nectar for no reason.

/I'm not German
 
2013-03-06 12:41:05 AM

gja: "Nightmare bacteria"
Great name for a band


That is an album name
 
2013-03-06 12:42:47 AM
I'm genuinely surprised that this isn't about C. Diff.
 
2013-03-06 12:44:11 AM
Has anyone tried releasing killer African bees on the nightmare bacteria?
 
2013-03-06 12:59:31 AM

Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.


I've never understood this logic. I don't pee on my hands, but there certainly are some germs out there I don't want on my junk.

/ Washes hands first.
// Monkey Pox
 
2013-03-06 01:00:03 AM
On our next episode of "Heroes to Zeroes"

upload.wikimedia.org
Alexander Fleming

Once credited as a "hero" for discovering penicillin in 1928, Fleming is now
recognized as the "Father of the Superbug" that will KILL US ALL!




/Tune in
//Turn on
//Drop dead
 
2013-03-06 01:04:42 AM

Znuh: If a nurse or other professional comes into your room to change a dressing or do anything to a wound, change a catheter, or in essence perform any kind of function that results in stuff going inside your body, tell them to wash their hands first, before they touch you.

This is so lax that it's shocking.

Wash your damn hands.


That is a sterile procedure, I've seen it done dozens and dozens of times, always with sterile gloves. Although they aren't "changed" very often, but they do get inserted. These days you may get one inserted multiple times because insurance companies think that no one should have a catheter in anymore, so instead you get in and out caths multiple times.
 
2013-03-06 01:06:33 AM

Medic Zero: Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.

I've never understood this logic. I don't pee on my hands, but there certainly are some germs out there I don't want on my junk.

/ Washes hands first.
// Monkey Pox


Good point. From now on, I'm gonna wash my hands with pee before I drink my own piss.
 
2013-03-06 01:07:29 AM

Amos Quito: On our next episode of "Heroes to Zeroes"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x385]
Alexander Fleming

Once credited as a "hero" for discovering penicillin in 1928, Fleming is now
recognized as the "Father of the Superbug" that will KILL US ALL!

/Tune in
//Turn on
//Drop dead


It's not his fault. Blame people who go to the doctor for the flu or a runny nose and just have to have "a shot"; and the quack doctors who give them one knowing full well that penicillin does nothing for viruses.
 
2013-03-06 01:08:18 AM
And quit using the damn hand sanitizer as well.

Sheesh people wash your dang hands
 
2013-03-06 01:11:15 AM
Seriously, the US needs to expropriate a large and high tech R&D facility from one of the major drug manufacturers at the public's expense and have government researchers with NIH developing new antibiotics.  There's no excuse for the fact that there are no new antibiotics in production.  Either subsidize it heavily or do it yourself if you're the government.  You don't just ignore the problem.
 
2013-03-06 01:13:48 AM
www.russellbranca.com
The Dictator of Bacteria, Benzino Napoloni, is behind this somehow.
 
2013-03-06 01:21:51 AM

Gyrfalcon: It's not his fault. Blame people who go to the doctor for the flu or a runny nose and just have to have "a shot"; and the quack doctors who give them one knowing full well that penicillin does nothing for viruses.


Don't forget about the agricultural industry's contribution.
 
2013-03-06 01:22:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: Amos Quito: On our next episode of "Heroes to Zeroes"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x385]
Alexander Fleming

Once credited as a "hero" for discovering penicillin in 1928, Fleming is now
recognized as the "Father of the Superbug" that will KILL US ALL!

/Tune in
//Turn on
//Drop dead

It's not his fault. Blame people who go to the doctor for the flu or a runny nose and just have to have "a shot"; and the quack doctors who give them one knowing full well that penicillin does nothing for viruses.



That's what placebos are for.

The pathway to hell... etc.

And to think that for all those years we pointed the FINGER at Fermi and Oppenheimer.


24.media.tumblr.com

"No one EVER suspects the butterfly..."
 
2013-03-06 01:29:53 AM

Ivo Shandor: Gyrfalcon: It's not his fault. Blame people who go to the doctor for the flu or a runny nose and just have to have "a shot"; and the quack doctors who give them one knowing full well that penicillin does nothing for viruses.

Don't forget about the agricultural industry's contribution.


Same theory, really. "Let's give these cows lots of antibiotics to keep them from getting sick! That can't possibly cause any problems! Right doc?"

"Sure, whatever!"
 
2013-03-06 01:31:57 AM

Mark Ratner: The bacteria have become self-aware. Everybody panic!!, or just wash your hands after you pee and you'll be fine.


I have always wondered about that one.  My johnson has been hanging out in clean underwear all day long.  My hands have been typing on a keyboard that hasn't been cleaned since the Reagan Administration.  Wouldn't it make more sense to wash my hands before I pee?
 
2013-03-06 01:36:06 AM
Yeah, well, we need the bacteria which God, in His wisdom, had placed upon the Earth to kill off the Martians.
 
2013-03-06 01:37:08 AM
Medic Zero:That is a sterile procedure, I've seen it done dozens and dozens of times, always with sterile gloves. Although they aren't "changed" very often, but they do get inserted. These days you may get one inserted multiple times because insurance companies think that no one should have a catheter in anymore, so instead you get in and out caths multiple times.

Oh, the fun part comes in with central lines.

If a physician inserts one in an emergency without putting on a mask and hair cap, it has to be pulled within 8 - 12 hours depending on the facility and a new one inserted.

You have to have written physician justification and review after each shift as to why the patient needs to keep a central line.

Dressing changes are a highly sterile procedure, they make our nurses sterile gown, mask, and net up when doing it.

I do not envy, or want the job of a PICC/Vascular nurse. If I had to do hours of dressing changes every shift, I'd go insane.
 
2013-03-06 01:43:20 AM
We've had a treatment for these things for a century now. They're called bacteriophages and they work much better than antibiotics. Sadly, the drug companies can't make money off of them so they'd rather just let thousands of people die while they search for a more profitable cure.
 
2013-03-06 01:47:20 AM

Strongbeerrules: Yeah, well, we need the bacteria which God, in His wisdom, had placed upon the Earth to kill off the Martians.


/Farking Martians
// Bunch of Communists
///Better a dead planet than a Red planet, I say
 
2013-03-06 01:47:21 AM

Scythed: We've had a treatment for these things for a century now. They're called bacteriophages and they work much better than antibiotics. Sadly, the drug companies can't make money off of them so they'd rather just let thousands of people die while they search for a more profitable cure.


No, the problem is that each phage strain is specific to an individual bacterial strain, and are absolutely useless in multi-organism infections and time-critical sepsis where the delay to wait on a C&S might cause a patient's death. You have to determine what is causing the infection, deliver the phage to that source of the infection without provoking an immune response, and then effectively do so in concentrations which kills the bacteria. The Soviets did a LOT of research during the cold war on phage therapy, and the introduction of a foreign antigenic substance poses the risk of provoking further immune response as well. In addition to this, some phages impart increased pathogenicity or toxicity to certain bacterial strains, like the EHC-Toxin gene for E. Coli.

And that's ignoring the fact that there's a reason some antibiotics are bacteriostatic and not bacteriocidal. It's generally a bad idea to cause mass cell lysis of Gram Positive organisms, like Staphylococcus, due to enterotoxins.
 
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