A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics, health officials said this week, raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous superbugs. The woman, who was in her 70s, died in Nevada in September, and had recently been hospitalized in India with fractured leg bones, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Experts said she had been treated repeatedly in India during the last two years for a femur fracture and hip problems, most recently in June 2016. ... Once the bacteria was identified in Nevada, the patient was isolated to prevent the infection from spreading in the hospital. ... According to Nick Thomson, leader of the bacterial genomics and evolution group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in England, this bacteria is likely to become more and more resistant. "The report highlights international travel and treatment overseas as a feature in the introduction of this pan-resistant isolate into the USA," he said.Read that last sentence again and ask yourself if a borderless world is really a good idea.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Globalism is killing us
Literally. Open borders and international travel have created a global petri dish that's breediing all sorts of virulent and antibiotic-resistant bacteria:
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, January 14, 2017