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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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Posted 26 December 2019 - 02:02 PM

A new outbreak of drug resistant bacteria has been tracked to a likely source of puppies at pet shops.

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Public health officials are investigating a multidrug-resistant bacterial outbreak linked to puppies purchased from pet stores. At a most recent count, at least 30 people have been diagnosed with the highly infectious Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in 13 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced.

"Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that puppies purchased from pet stores are the likely source of this outbreak. Many of the cases had contact with puppies or were employees at pet stores, including Petland,” wrote the agency in a statement, adding that no single common supplier has been identified.

Illnesses were recorded in people ranging in age from 8 months to 70 years old beginning on January 6, 2019, through November 10, 2019, four of whom required hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported, though health officials warn that the bacterial strain is resistant to seven antibiotics, making it more difficult to treat. There is potential for more illnesses to be reported as the infection can take up to five days to develop symptoms and even longer for a person to report their illness to authorities.

Health investigators are working to identify illnesses that may be linked to this outbreak using a national network of public health and food coordinated by the CDC known as PulseNet. The database employs a combination of fingerprint testing and whole-genome sequencing to determine links between infected individuals. A majority of those who have reported infection are related to each other, suggesting that they share a common source of infection. Notably, this year’s strain of bacteria is related to a 2-year outbreak that began in 2016 of multidrug-resistant infections linked to pet store puppies.

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