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Does anyone else think we're being set up for an Antibiotic resistant strain of something nasty?

 
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Does anyone else think we're being set up for an Antibiotic resistant strain of something nasty?
My guess is mix of MDN1 and H1N1. Think about it. The second story is from 2008 when they first saw a mix in recent times.

[link to www.breitbart.com]


The World Health Organisation on Friday called on health authorities around the globe to monitor a multi-drug resistant superbug that surfaced in South Asia and spread to Britain.
The WHO said research published in The Lancet medical journal on August 11 identified a new gene that enables some types of bacteria to be highly resistant to almost all antibiotics.

"While multi-drug resistant bacteria are not new and will continue to appear, this development requires monitoring and further study to understand the extent and modes of transmission, and to define the most effective measures for control," it added in a statement.

[link to www.newser.com]


Infuenza and MRSA have a history of working together. “This is what happened in the influenza pandemic in 1957,” one doctor said. “Otherwise healthy individuals were felled with substantial morbidity and mortality.” Flu vaccinations can guard against the problem, but doctors say only about a third of US kids get their shots each year.





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