'Superbugs' that can overpower antibiotics are spreading: WHO

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That is a bad news……I wish good luck for scientists.I know they will overcome this.

May 01, 2014 4:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AnotherNobody wrote:

This is mainly caused by worldwide ignorance. People still believe that the common cold can be treated with antibiotics, so they go to their doctor and demand them. Doctors have to put a stop to it now.

May 01, 2014 9:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vrock4Life wrote:

People need to wake up and realize the real cause of this trend towards antibiotics and their inability to combat disease, it’s factory farming or CAFO’s, where up to 80% of all antibitotic use takes place. No wonder these antibiotics are losing their affect on disease control, they are being overused, and please do not blame it on the common cold…

May 01, 2014 10:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Wizard123 wrote:

Russia has used phage therapy for decades against antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. Phages are viruses that are specific – each type of phage infects only one type of bacterium and they don’t infect people. Since FDA puts up barriers to phage use and the pharmaceutical industry can not profit, they are not used in the US. Once the resistant bacteria are isolated from an infection it takes just a few days to develop a phage against it. This takes a clinic set up to do the work like the one in Russia. It is not high-tech at all – I was able to do this against Staph in a week with minimal equipment.

May 01, 2014 12:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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