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NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« on: September 15, 2012, 06:40:03 PM »
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Genetic analysis showed the boy’s strain matched that of the superbug that arrived last year. It eventually spread to 17 additional patients, of whom 11 died. Six of those deaths were directly attributed to the superbug by NIH staff. The NIH did not make the outbreak public until describing it in a scientific publication last month.

As the superbug spread last fall, NIH staff members built a wall to isolate infected patients, ripped out plumbing that harbored the bacteria, hired monitors to ensure doctors and nurses were properly scrubbing their hands and even blasted patients’ rooms with vaporized disinfectant.
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The boy’s superbug originally appeared vulnerable to one antibiotic, but after a week of therapy, the infection grew impervious to that drug, too, Gallin said. The NIH obtained an experimental antibiotic, but it also failed.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nih-superbug-claims-7th-victim/2012/09/14/09b3742e-fe9b-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html
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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 06:47:58 PM »
They should try praying for a cure.  That seems to work.
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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 07:59:37 PM »
Likely, some of the best bugs on the planet are about 5 blocks from my house.

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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 08:56:19 PM »
Damn Noah.  He should have left that supper bug off the boat.
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 09:02:55 PM »
Likely, some of the best bugs on the planet are about 5 blocks from my house.

CDC or something else?

Not that I think there is any real danger living there or anything, but it would be a creepy feeling.
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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 09:06:54 PM »
Only 7,000,000,000 or so (pretty big #, huh?) more to go.
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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 12:40:27 AM »
Likely, some of the best bugs on the planet are about 5 blocks from my house.

I'm less than a mile from a Level 4 lab.  They're actually making progress on Ebola, last I heard.
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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 08:02:49 AM »
CDC or something else?

Not that I think there is any real danger living there or anything, but it would be a creepy feeling.

Very something else ...

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Re: NIH superbug claims 7th victim
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 08:55:58 AM »

Very something else ...

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Ah, so weaponized bugs.... nice.... creepy factor +1
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