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#21 LFC

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:34 PM

A CDC official describes the world as being in a "post-antibiotic era."

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Drug-resistant "superbugs" infect 2.8 million people and cause more than 35,000 deaths each year, underscoring the enormous public health threat of germs in what one official describes as a "post-antibiotic era," according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

The report, which analyzes electronic health records and other data, shows an infection every 11 seconds and a death every 15 minutes on average from bugs that resist treatment from antibiotics. The CDC said there are nearly twice as many deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections compared to the agency's 2013 report, which likely underestimated the numbers.

In a letter accompanying the report, CDC Director Robert Redfield urged the public to "stop referring to a coming post-antibiotic era – it’s already here," with drug-resistant bugs in every U.S. state and around the globe.

"You and I are living in a time when some miracle drugs no longer perform miracles and families are being ripped apart by a microscopic enemy," Redfield wrote.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:05 PM

https://thehill.com/...plague-in-china

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Two patients in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia have been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, according to state media Xinhua. A related form of the disease, bubonic plague, or “Black Death,” was responsible for killing some 50 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages and millions more in China in the late 1800s. Chinese health officials say there is an “extremely low” chance that these two cases are the start of a larger outbreak of pneumonic plague, the Washington Post reports.

This is the second appearance of plague in the region this year. In May, a Mongolian couple contracted bubonic plague and died after consuming raw marmot organs and meat as part of a local health remedy.

Eating raw marmot organs doesnt sound very healthy to me. Ack!
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:30 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 14 November 2019 - 05:05 PM, said:

Eating raw marmot organs doesnt sound very healthy to me.

Especially for the marmots.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:52 PM

View PostLFC, on 14 November 2019 - 05:30 PM, said:

Especially for the marmots.
And especially if they are still attached.
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