September 14th, 2010 15:40 EST
Be Very Afraid! Killer Drug-Resistant Superbug Is Here!
"An Illinois resident is one of three people in the United States infected with a drug resistant `superbug."` Recently there have been a spate of stories in the news about bedbugs. These pests have come back with a vengeance, and they can be found everywhere, even in luxury hotels.
NDM-1, the technical name for the superbug, refers to bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by a new gene. All three U.S. cases (Illinois, California, and Massachusetts) involve patients who were traveling in India where the problem is widespread.
The gene has mostly been found in bacteria that cause gut or urinary infections. It is unknown how many deaths have been cause by the gene as there are no centralized methods for tracking it."
Bedbugs may give you the willies, but the worst they can do is bite and leave your skin with tiny red marks.
But there is a new superbug that has killed many people in India where poor sanitation conditions facilitate the spread of the killer bug. The superbug has quickly spread from India to Japan and Taiwan, and now Canada and the United States.
The best way to avoid catching this superbug is by staying the hell out of India.
Wash your hands multiple times every day, and use anti-viral tissues. Don`t be afraid to refuse to shake hands with strangers or even friends, better to commit a social faux pas than to be infected with a killer bacteria.
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