Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Advances

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Advances

 This report makes grim reading, but whether we like it or not, antibiotics have lost their power somewhat in healing infections...............



  • Bacteria can quickly develop extreme resistance to antibiotics, surviving antibiotics at a dose 1,000 times higher than they could initially survive in a matter of 11 days
  • Application of manure from swine CAFOs can spread drug-resistant bacteria and other viral pathogens into watersheds, thereby threatening human health. Drug-resistant CAFO bacteria are also spread by winds
  • Tens of thousands of illnesses and deaths from drug-resistant infections go uncounted as federal and state agencies do not systematically track them. This suggests the problem is FAR greater than currently thought

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