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Superbug Pneumonia: 37 States, 50% Mortality Rate

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Monday, February 6, 2012
Superbug Pneumonia: 37 States, 50% Mortality Rate
Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

This is possibly our biggest infection control dilemma yet.

Although cases of this particular pneumonia infection have been on the rise worldwide for the past 10 years, there is an alarming spread recently across the US.

What makes this opportunistic “superbug” such a nightmare is that it is Carbapenem-Resistant, meaning “last resort antibiotic” resistant. It’s a Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP); Klebsiella pneumoniae is a strain of Klebsiella which is related to E. Coli and Salmonella from the family Enterobacteriaceae.

Thirty-seven states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico have reported the outbreak, up from thirty-five states last year. The CDC believes it is also spreading in 14 other US territories but is going unreported.

Found inside the gut; outside of the gut, it can cause lethal infection. The major reservoirs of infection are the gastrointestinal tracts of patients, catheters, ventilators, unclean instruments, and the hands of hospital personnel. It zeros in on hospitals, ICUs, long-term care facilities like nursing homes, and those with immune-compromised conditions.

It is a potential community-acquired type of pneumonia (one not acquired from hospitals) and the bug has an incredible ability to mutate and resist. It does indeed carry a fatality rate of up to 50 percent or more! That's 10 percent more than last year's reports.

There are a couple of antibiotics that have been shown to kill these superbugs, but can also risk death for CRKP victims. Even the FDA cautions that some of the last resort antibiotics create an "increased risk of death" in pneumonia patients.

According to medical officer Alexander Kallen of the CDC last year, “failure to recognize CRE infections when they first occur in a facility has resulted in a missed opportunity to intervene before these organisms are transmitted more widely."

Now is an ideal time to avoid typical healthcare facilities and make or stock colloidal silver -- the best defense against resistant superbugs such as CRKP.

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Peppermint Patti

Peppermint Patti
Just like the bugs are getting more creative, so are the cures in the Natural World.. I will try to come on with some of the new ones when I get a little stronger, but if you are a run to the DR. and he doesn't have anything then you may just be screwed.

I had a virus that no matter what I took it wouldn't go away. Well, got a new mushroom product and in two weeks it was gone. That particular product, I believe will killl Mersa and there are hospitals that are now starting to use it. Probably will not find it in your local one, but I have access to it.

It supposedly killed cancer in a month...

Wonderful cures coming out, just hopefully we will all have access to them...

Peppermint Patti..

"Only one life will soon be passed, only what's done for Christ will last."


My mother-in-law is a child care worker in Colorado and she just had a Kindergarten student who passed away yesterday after contracting a HIGH FEVER......she wasn't sick before.....very strange!


shakes4life2 wrote:My mother-in-law is a child care worker in Colorado and she just had a Kindergarten student who passed away yesterday after contracting a HIGH FEVER......she wasn't sick before.....very strange!

Iam sure the child was in very GOOD Health , this is very sad , the worst death to deal with is a child, we all know that , but some of US has felt this pain, may YAH help and ease the pain,of EVERYONE THAT GOT A CHANCE TO LOVETHAT CHILD its an honorable CROSS TO BARE< Plus the child is only walking thur a door and others are a waiting

BUT this did make me think of VACCINATIONS ....and the child was 5 and you recieve vaccination before kinder.....they are ticking time bombs and delay reactions are possiable and NO ONE CONNECTS THE DOTS

they are giving the HEP B (THATS GIVIN TO DRUG USERS) at BIRTH!!

iwas just watching this with my izzy , its just a share

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