12 August 2010

THERE'S A NEW SUPERBUG IN TOWN

Just as it's looking that medical science is getting near a cure for HIV/AID comes this news.

There's a new superbug in town.

Apparently it comes from plastic surgery mills in India and has been a problem in west Asia (and thus has jumped to Britain and Europe) for the past two years or so.

Then a little tidbit from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in a June Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted three cases in America.

Essentially, NDM-1, the name of the bacteria (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase), is resistant to everything, including last-ditch antibiotics. For those of you with a science bent, read the article HERE. For the rest of you, Google NDM-1 and you'll find plenty of news reports.

Oh good...now we're all gonna' die ....again.

Update, 8-12-10: India says to Brits: Bull, it ain't our fault. Not that it's going to make a big difference in the long run.

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