UH OH: Bacteria resistant to all antibiotics confirmed in U.S.

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edited May 2016 in The Social Lounge
Well........? . Hope ya'll ready to live in a world where 'minor' infections & STDs mean death again.

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

Overprescribing of antibiotics by physicians and in hospitals and their extensive use in food livestock have contributed to the crisis. More than half of all hospitalized patients will get an antibiotic at some point during their stay. But studies have shown that 30 percent to 50 percent of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals are unnecessary or incorrect, contributing to antibiotic resistance.

Many drugmakers have been reluctant to spend the money needed to develop new antibiotics, preferring to use their resources on medicines for cancer and rare diseases that command very high prices and lead to much larger profits.

@DoUwant2go2Heaven ? russian missiles this has Revelation 6:1-2 written all over it.

We wasted our last resort antibiotics on ? cattle smfh