Saturday, March 26, 2011

Drug-Resistant Superbug Spreading

This new superbug, called CRKP (related to E. Coli), is spreading through Southern California hospitals and nursing homes, so far infecting approximately 350 people and estimated to be killing 40% of people infected, mostly the elderly. Doctors are saying this superbug is worse than MRSA.  Superbugs are the result of all the antibiotics we have taken over the years, antibiotics in our food, and antibacterial soaps.  There is no antibiotic strong enough yet.  You would be wise not to shake people's hands because this is the main way CRKP is spreading according to doctors.  See link below for full article.  

Superbug Spreading to Southern California Hospitals

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