Super Bugs Are On The Rise Again, Beware

Super Bugs Are On The Rise Again, Beware

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Each week I see more and more stories of what used to be safe places to swim now becoming death traps due to the ever increasing levels of resistant pathological microbes,Super Bugs Are On The Rise Again, Beware.

They are showing up in swimming pools and public beaches and lakes. So be careful and check to see if where you are going in the water has had any problems in the past. Many times you just won’t know. So if you are not sure and you are not the one with the swimming pool think twice about using what seems to be safe water. If you don’t believe this is happening just Google search 2015 public contaminated water with lethal microbes.
In 2014 and the past years more and more articles of this type keep popping up. If you were to have kept a journal of all of this type of information what do you think the conclusion might be?

Those who keep moving in the world as though it was 50 years ago will be in the biggest trouble. Everyone wants to be NORMAL. This is the number on statement that I get from people who call me frequently with various kinds of microorganism un-wellness issues.  ” I just want to be normal”!
Today normal is not what it used to be. Today people are on multiple medications, Cancer is now like what the common cold used to be, and we have more and more people with chronic un-wellness issues than ever before. Old diseases of the past century are back. 
What all this means is that we have got to be very careful how we function out in the public. With the high influx of people for other countries now part of our country there is a greater insemination of resistant microorganisms present. We are now in a place where you have to be very conscious and proactive in how you protect yourself and your families. 
Even the CDC says prevention is the key.
I am trying to make people aware that the daily routine needs to be very different than it used to be.
A proper plan set up and the right products used can go a long way to staying health.
As well as what you eat, how you eat it and how you store it.
179 UCLA patients may have been infected by ‘superbug’ bacteria.

179 UCLA patients may have been infected by 'superbug' bacteria

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients — including two who died — with an antibiotic-resistant and potentially deadly “superbug” at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. A total of 179 patients may be infected.

 They were exposed to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, during endoscopic procedures between October and January when it was discovered during tests on a patient, said Dale Tate, a University of California, Los Angeles spokeswoman.

The potentially infected patients are being sent free home-testing kits that UCLA will analyze, the university said. The bacteria may have been a “contributing factor” in the deaths of two patients, a university statement said. Similar outbreaks of CRE have been reported around the nation. They are difficult to treat because some varieties are resistant to most known antibiotics. By one estimate, CRE can contribute to death in up to half of seriously infected patients, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria can cause infections of the bladder or lungs, leading to coughing, fever or chills.

UCLA said Wednesday that infections may have been transmitted through two endoscopes used during the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic and bile-duct problems. “We notified all patients who had this type of procedure, and we were using seven different scopes. Only two of them were found to be infected. In an abundance of caution, we notified everybody,” Tate said.

The two medical devices carried the bacteria even though they were sterilized according to the manufacturer’s specifications, UCLA said. “We removed the infected instruments, and we have heightened the sterilization process,” Tate said.

The CDC said that national figures on the bacteria are not kept, but 47 states have seen cases.

Since 2012, there have been about a half-dozen outbreaks reaching as many as 150 patients, according to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the UCLA outbreak.

One outbreak occurred in Illinois in 2013. Dozens of patients were exposed to CRE, with some cases apparently linked to a tainted endoscope used at a hospital.

A Seattle hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, reported in January that CRE linked to an endoscope sickened at least 35 patients, and 11 died, although it was unclear whether the infection played a role in their deaths.

Experts say the cases represent a disturbing surge.

“This bacteria is emerging in the U.S. and it’s associated with a high mortality rate,” Dr. Alex Kallen, an epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, told the LA Times. “We don’t want this circulating anywhere in the community.”

KABC – Los Angeles

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