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(Fox News)   The CDC says new "superbugs" are an urgent threat. STOP, panic time   (foxnews.com) divider line 43
    More: Scary, Dr. Thomas Frieden, overuse of antibiotics, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 38th state, drug resistant  
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2013-09-17 08:39:11 AM
Some of those you should panic over. But, gonorrhea like other STDs can, for the most part, be avoided by not being stupid. Yes there are exceptions but they are relatively few in number.
 
2013-09-17 08:54:06 AM
No worries, I smuggled in a bunch of OTC antibiotics last time I was in Mexico, so I'm good to go!
 
2013-09-17 08:54:44 AM
ts3.mm.bing.net

What "superbugs" may look like.
 
2013-09-17 09:12:28 AM
It's been a crisis for years.  As long as they're not starving en masse it's not in human nature to do anything about slow-burning emergencies.
 
2013-09-17 09:14:57 AM
In 1966, the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine warned that if humanity continued to ignore the reality of bacterial "resistance," they would "find themselves back in the preantibiotic Middle Ages."

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/09/03/riots-rage -a nd-resistance-a-brief-history-of-how-antibiotics-arrived-on-the-farm/

I wonder who could have seen this coming.  Oh, perhaps close to 50 years ago.
 
2013-09-17 09:21:35 AM
Seeing as how I work with streptococcus pneumoniae, I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2013-09-17 09:22:34 AM
SARS was urgent. Mad Cow Disease was urgent. Bird Flu was urgent. Swine Flu was urgent. This time, though, this is really urgent.
 
2013-09-17 09:28:47 AM
Obviously, it's time to outlaw bacteria.
 
2013-09-17 09:31:51 AM
As someone who caught an infection that was resistant to anti-biotics I cannot stress enough how big a deal this is.

/Two months in a hospital quarantine (They weren't sure what it was so went through a laundry list of tests)
//Needed physical therapy to walk normally again
///Lasting health effects even years later
 
2013-09-17 09:31:53 AM
Its funny how these pathogens are spread in hospitals. Its almost as if doctors should be washing their hands or going through boxes of gloves between visiting each patient yet aren't because of arrogance.
 
2013-09-17 09:33:16 AM

s1ugg0: As someone who caught an infection that was resistant to anti-biotics I cannot stress enough how big a deal this is.

/Two months in a hospital quarantine (They weren't sure what it was so went through a laundry list of tests)
//Needed physical therapy to walk normally again
///Lasting health effects even years later


Damn, what was it?
 
2013-09-17 09:37:37 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-17 09:42:30 AM

AntonChigger: s1ugg0: As someone who caught an infection that was resistant to anti-biotics I cannot stress enough how big a deal this is.

/Two months in a hospital quarantine (They weren't sure what it was so went through a laundry list of tests)
//Needed physical therapy to walk normally again
///Lasting health effects even years later

Damn, what was it?


Group G Streptococci which caused hemolysis.  Which is a break down of red blood cells.

/Honestly I don't know a lot of the details as I was young and I'm not a doctor.  But I did recover.
 
2013-09-17 09:46:01 AM
I better pack for Las Vegas.
 
2013-09-17 09:51:24 AM
Whee, complete disdain for the social good in the name of individualism has no cost, and let's pretend this is a pointless panic.
 
2013-09-17 09:58:40 AM

Amish Tech Support: I better pack for Las Vegas.


buythatgame.files.wordpress.com

/The point is "trips", Captain
/Let it ride
 
2013-09-17 10:00:54 AM
Better get crackin' at "phage" development then.
 
2013-09-17 10:10:49 AM
Until there are carts going through the streets picking up the dead on a daily basis, I am not going to panic. It might be too legit to quit, but please, don't hurt 'em.
 
2013-09-17 10:16:49 AM
Perhaps we should stop doping up our meat with vast quantities of antibiotics (in low doses), thus creating WONDERFUL antibiotic breeding grounds!

Oh wait no that would make sense.
 
2013-09-17 10:22:13 AM

Felgraf: Perhaps we should stop doping up our meat with vast quantities of antibiotics (in low doses), thus creating WONDERFUL antibiotic breeding grounds!

Oh wait no that would make sense.


THIS.  The problem isn't the antibiotics in the livestock, its the dosage.  A lot of people don't seem to realize that.
 
2013-09-17 10:24:13 AM

AntonChigger: Felgraf: Perhaps we should stop doping up our meat with vast quantities of antibiotics (in low doses), thus creating WONDERFUL antibiotic breeding grounds!

Oh wait no that would make sense.

THIS.  The problem isn't the antibiotics in the livestock, its the dosage.  A lot of people don't seem to realize that.


Well, but does it do what they wat it to do in high doses? I would think in high doses, it would fark up the cow's gut flora.
 
2013-09-17 10:26:41 AM

Felgraf: AntonChigger: Felgraf: Perhaps we should stop doping up our meat with vast quantities of antibiotics (in low doses), thus creating WONDERFUL antibiotic breeding grounds!

Oh wait no that would make sense.

THIS.  The problem isn't the antibiotics in the livestock, its the dosage.  A lot of people don't seem to realize that.

Well, but does it do what they wat it to do in high doses? I would think in high doses, it would fark up the cow's gut flora.


Depending on what antibiotic they use.  Its all about using the right tool in the right amount.
 
2013-09-17 10:36:34 AM
Subby, I bet the instant that they DON'T bring something like this up, you'd be the one submitting links like crazy where you biatches about the CDC ignoring the threat.

Jesus farking Christ, it's why the CDC exists. Get over it, and maybe pay attention for a change.
 
2013-09-17 10:37:58 AM

zeroman987: Its funny how these pathogens are spread in hospitals. Its almost as if doctors should be washing their hands or going through boxes of gloves between visiting each patient yet aren't because of arrogance.


No, it's because of all of this antibacterial shiat, The bacteria are evolving, and hospitals are actually closed environments, where they grow nicely.
 
2013-09-17 10:38:31 AM

Prophet of Loss: Amish Tech Support: I better pack for Las Vegas.

[buythatgame.files.wordpress.com image 425x500]

/The point is "trips", Captain
/Let it ride


I'm hoping for ZAIDS, zombi AIDS. A sexually transmitted form of the zombie virus that looks like AIDS, but can't be treated. Just think gang bang zombies!
 
2013-09-17 10:40:41 AM

s1ugg0: As someone who caught an infection that was resistant to anti-biotics I cannot stress enough how big a deal this is.

/Two months in a hospital quarantine (They weren't sure what it was so went through a laundry list of tests)
//Needed physical therapy to walk normally again
///Lasting health effects even years later


So they tested you for whites, coloreds, dedicates, darks, towels, etc? No wonder they took so long to figure out what was wrong. I bet you were hand-wash only, amirite?  ;-)

/I hope those lasting effects aren't too bad, though.
 
2013-09-17 10:47:02 AM

Slaves2Darkness: Prophet of Loss: Amish Tech Support: I better pack for Las Vegas.

[buythatgame.files.wordpress.com image 425x500]

/The point is "trips", Captain
/Let it ride

I'm hoping for ZAIDS, zombi AIDS. A sexually transmitted form of the zombie virus that looks like AIDS, but can't be treated. Just think gang bang zombies!


Have you considered a career writing for porn?

"No no NO! Its 'Oh baby, I love that sooo much!' not 'Oh baby, I love it so much!' You damned hacks make me sick!"
 
2013-09-17 10:56:38 AM
i'm not particularly worried about the two diseases mentioned in the article. c difficile would certainly be a problem in countries with poor sanitation systems, but not the US and the bad clap strain isn't really a thing yet.

drug resistant TB, which is left out of the article, is scary. spreads easily, and while not completely resistant to treatment, it takes 20 months of antibiotic use to get rid of. one third of patients don't survive treatment due to toxic side effects.
 
2013-09-17 10:58:03 AM
Well we had better increase the CDC's budget.

/War on Bacteria
 
2013-09-17 10:59:13 AM
Super bugs created by super penicillin and super antibacterial soap, etc.
 
2013-09-17 11:51:31 AM
I expect Congress to do nothing aside from continue to cut funding, I expect people to remain largely ignorant about this until this somehow becomes a political issue and the derpers find a way to make research into new antibiotic treatments "libtard soshalizms", and I expect everyone to start whining like a bunch of biatches when this finally becomes an immediate health concern about "why didn't anybody do anything to stop this?".
 
2013-09-17 12:24:02 PM
"I warned 'em" - Jenny McCarthy
 
2013-09-17 12:35:16 PM

Quaker: Well we had better increase the CDC's budget.

/War on Bacteria


Yeah, yeah, diseases don't exist, they are just a fairy story made up by medical researchers to get funding.
 
2013-09-17 12:38:22 PM

xria: Quaker: Well we had better increase the CDC's budget.

/War on Bacteria

Yeah, yeah, diseases don't exist, they are just a fairy story made up by medical researchers to get funding.


Like global warming, of course. Everyone KNOWS scientists just become scientists for the fat stacks of cash they get in grad school and as PhD's! It's the most lucrative of lucrativeness.
 
2013-09-17 12:40:39 PM
If only the good bacteria had guns, this wouldn't happen.
 
2013-09-17 12:45:37 PM
Doesnt cannabis make for a good antibiotic? I'll bet we could use that against this stuff....worth a shot anyways.
 
2013-09-17 12:52:41 PM
Let's pass super bug control laws
 
2013-09-17 01:05:40 PM
Nobody needs to worry.  We have the best protection money can buy:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Those bacteria don't stand a chance against the F-22
 
2013-09-17 01:33:04 PM

xria: Quaker: Well we had better increase the CDC's budget.

/War on Bacteria

Yeah, yeah, diseases don't exist, they are just a fairy story made up by medical researchers to get funding.


I certainly didn't mean to imply that we don't have to do any disease research, just that public sector groups are kind of notorious for blowing problems way out of proportion to increase their budgets- hence the War on Drugs/Terror/Etc. reference.
 
2013-09-17 03:24:35 PM
I woman I know went to the hospital for a routine mammogram and ended up getting a drug resistant infection. It landed her in the hospital for months and I don't think she ever fully recovered.

You can pooh-pooh about "panics" over Bird Flu or SARS, et al, but you miss the point ENTIRELY. The very REASON those things didn't turn out to be more of a nightmare is because WHO and CDC and many others got on them and hit them hard - including the public education efforts.
 
2013-09-17 03:51:29 PM

Felgraf: AntonChigger: Felgraf: Perhaps we should stop doping up our meat with vast quantities of antibiotics (in low doses), thus creating WONDERFUL antibiotic breeding grounds!

Oh wait no that would make sense.

THIS.  The problem isn't the antibiotics in the livestock, its the dosage.  A lot of people don't seem to realize that.

Well, but does it do what they wat it to do in high doses? I would think in high doses, it would fark up the cow's gut flora.


A constant dose of antibiotics doesn't only allow them to crowd more animals together without them getting sick. It also increases the speed at which the animals put on more tasty, tasty muscle and fat, which makes industrial meat manufacturers more money faster.

Letting the animals roam around eating grass without hormones and antibiotics is simply less profitable.
 
2013-09-17 04:13:34 PM

Riche: Nobody needs to worry.  We have the best protection money can buy:

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 450x579]

Those bacteria don't stand a chance against the F-22


I would like to point out that the two letters on it's tail fin are actually the best defense against venereal disease
 
2013-09-17 11:00:21 PM
antibiotic resistant bacteria? Now what should I take when I have a cold?
 
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