Superbug killer found in rockpool
CNN, Thursday, February 27, 2003 Posted: 5:35 AM EST (1035 GMT)
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scientists may have found the answer to Britain’s most dangerous hospital superbug — in slime taken from Scottish rock pools.
A reader sent me the superbug CNN article when it was published last Thursday. Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United State and a major component of that error is nosocomial infections (you get sick because you are in the hospital with bugs you did not have when you entered the hospital). Dr. Starfield, at Johns Hopkins, reports that there are about 80,000 deaths each year from nosocomial infections in the U.S. alone. CNN notes that the staphylococcus bacteria accounts for almost half of all UK hospital infections. In the U.S., MRSA accounts for about 25% of infections, or 20,000 deaths a year. The drug companies are hot on the trail of yet a better antibiotic.
There are so many interesting questions about this bug and avoidance or treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections in general that I will take several postings to comment on even a few items.
1. What is the electronic resonant frequency of MRSA, and can it easily be killed by a frequency generator or Rife machine?
2. Why are nasty bugs like this most prevalent in hospitals?
3. What alternative strategies could we take to avoid evolving nasty, resistant bug strains in the future?
4. What easy nutritional aid could be given to hospital patients that is proven in clinical trials and would drastically reduce the number of infections by this bug. What is the probability of getting this nutritional aid if you go into the hospital? Is failure to provide proven treatments common in medicine today? Is failure to provide this assistance malpractice?
5. Do you have this bug in your system? Should you eliminate it? What could you do if you get it and treatment with antibiotics is futile?