In March 2016, the CDC reported that “superbugs” – bacteria that are highly resistant to antibiotics – are responsible for one out of seven infections caught in general hospitals, causing an annual estimate of 80,000 in the U.S.
Several types of bacterial infections have evolved to ‘deadly invader’ status, and it’s partially our fault.
Among the 18 superbugs identified by the CDC are salmonella, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and a staph bacteria known as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
These bugs are gaining ‘super’ status because we’ve been careless and stupid with antibiotics like Colistin, rendering them useless, if not dangerous. In other words, we’re helping create deadly types of bacteria.
These bad bacteria strains are so ancient and intelligent that a small minority of them that invade our bodies, “may be intercepting the antibiotics and changing their molecular structure,” reports Medical Daily. It’s suspected that bacteria can also beat antibiotics by releasing energy that banishes them before they can even take effect.
Yes, antibiotics enjoyed their heyday as effective go-to weapons against conditions such as influenza, E. coli, hepatitis, malaria, and STDs. But bacteria are naturally able to adapt to the drugs designed to kill them. They adapt so much that, the more these microbes become exposed to drugs, the more resistant they become. As “superbugs” they can spread rampantly.
Health researchers worldwide warn that resistant strains of bacteria can spread practically anywhere in the world, rapidly crossing borders and continents with increased ease.
Some two million people per year acquire serious infections via antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
More than 20,000 die, costing billions of dollars.
Most of these infections happen in the general community.
These 8 bacterial infections are some of the most deadly:
Acinetobacter Baumannii – A common bacterium that can easily infect patients in health-care settings; poses little risk to healthy individuals.
Difficile – This bacterium is spread through contaminated food and objects, and can cause infectious diarrhea and colitis.
CRE – A type of bacterium highly resistant to many antibiotics, earning the name “killer bacteria.” Death rate exceeds 40 percent.
CRKP – This bacterium (carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae) is known to cause meningitis, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections, and is fatal in many cases.
Coli – Highly contagious bacterium that accounts for a large percentage of bacterial infections in the blood. Researchers are seeing a growing resistance to the antibiotic colistin.
MRSA – (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a staph bacterium that is resistant to penicillin and many other antibiotics. It can cause serious skin infections, bloodstream infections, and infect surgical wounds.
Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) – This strain causes an estimated 440,000 new cases of MDR TB annually around the world, with an estimated 150,000 deaths.
NDM-1 – This is an enzyme produced by different bacteria that causes resistance to many antibiotics.
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