Skip to comments.Drug-Defying Germs From India Speed Post-Antibiotic Era
Posted on 05/07/2012 10:15:23 PM PDT by null and void
Poor hygiene has spread resistant germs into Indias drains, sewers and drinking water, putting millions at risk of drug-defying infections. Antibiotic residues from drug manufacturing, livestock treatment and medical waste have entered water and sanitation systems, exacerbating the problem. Indias $12.4 billion pharmaceutical industry manufactures almost a third of the worlds antibiotics, and people use them so liberally that relatively benign and beneficial bacteria are becoming drug immune in a pool of resistance that thwarts even high-powered antibiotics. The germs and the gene that confers their heightened powers are jumping beyond India. More than 40 countries have discovered the genetically altered superbugs in blood, urine and other patient specimens. Drug resistance of all sorts is bringing the planet closer to what the World Health Organization calls a post-antibiotic era. WHO said recently that, current varieties of resistant bacteria kill more than 25,000 people in Europe annually.
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it’s a biological arms race
the resistant strains will, if left unmolested by antibiotics, usually revert back to non resistant varieties in a finite number of future generations. the resistance feature usually imposes an energy cost on the organism and proves micro-evolutionarily unfavorable in a non antibiotic environment.
Raj, on the Big Bang Theory was faced with an unpleasant choice and said he’d rather wade across the Ganges with a paper cut on his nipple.
bunny with a pancake on its head
Wolowitz was depressed so he texted the guys saying “I’m thinking about opening this 20 oz jar of peanuts and ending it all.”
The same thing happens with the HIV virus, after a while being on antivirals the concentration of drug resistant viruses goes way up, when the drugs are withdrawn the number of drug resistant viruses plumets
Sure hope you’re right.
I doubt diseases could spontaneously “evolve” drug resistance. Mutations result in a reduction of information. I think we have to look to these countries, that had the ministry of Simon, one of the original apostles! Resistance to Gospel.
Wasn’t there a discovery recently that some compound in garlic showed strong promise as what I would call a next-gen antibiotic? That it was effective in killing a wide range of bacteria by some mechanism completely unrelated to the *cillin antibiotics?
Careful, as there are a couple of supporters of all things India here who will challenge anything negative you bring up about that cesspool of a country. You will be asked where and how many times you visited that pig stye, what cities you were in and demeaned when you give your job history and title and in general just about every Saul Alinsky technique to deflect from the fact that what you posted is the truth.
There have been numerous reports of highly contaminated medicines being manufactured in this dirt heap of a country and it appears the FDA is not on the ball when it comes to clinical trials in India with people taking part in multiple drug tests so as to bring home a little more money. The test results in such studies are useless.
I think it was NBC which did a show on getting an India firm to do a drug study on a known banned drug. Once the India firm found out it was an NBC sting they held the NBC crew hostage and called the police. The police made the NBC crew give up the video tape not knowing that there was more than one tape.
They are not the helpful, contributing, diversity to the USA we have been brainwashed to believe is good.
If you start with a false premise, you will come to a false conclusion.
So let us say I take your phrase, and “mutate” it
If you false with a start premise, you will come to a false conclusion.
Make more sense or less?
ONE of your false premises is that all changes are harmful, and that sighting a single example proves it.
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