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Friday, May 02, 2008

MRSA is not the only bacterium resistant to antibiotics

Just yesterday I attended a teleconference by David Winston on the subject
of MRSA and Bacterial MDR and how certain herbs and essential oils may be the
solution to the growing problem of infections resistant to antibiotics.
According to the CDC, hospital-associated infections affect nearly 2 million patients
and contribute to nearly 100,000 deaths each year.

I’ll talk more about information that David shared in future blogs as well as some of my experiences in working with clients and customers.

In the meantime, I thought the following article was particularly timely.

A bad germ gets worse
C. diff’ rivals MRSA as the next deadly bacteria
threat, experts say

By JoNel Aleccia, Health

Amy Warren had never heard of the germ that made her so miserable.

In January 2005, weeks after giving birth to her daughter, the Ohio
mother of two knew only that she was in pain, suffering cramping so
severe she felt like she was still in labor. Then came the diarrhea,
uncontrollable bouts up to 50 times a day, which left Warren
weak and raw and stranded in her Maineville home.

"I was so sick; I thought I had colon cancer and was dying," Warren recalled.

Three tests failed to detect the source of her intestinal trouble. A fourth, however, confirmed Warren as part of a toxic trend: She was among growing numbers of people sickened by an
especially virulent form of the bacterial infection Clostridium difficile, known as C.

Doctors told Warren she’d contracted the NAP1 type of the bacteria, a mutated version that
produces roughly 20 times the toxins responsible for illnesses ranging from
simple diarrhea to blood poisoning — and death.

For the complete
article check here.

Bad Germ Getting Worse

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