There’s simply no way to soft-pedal this one. Our government has failed to do its job of informing us of a major threat to our health… and bungled any preparations that should have been made to prepare us to do battle with a deadly killer. They’ve not only dropped the ball but appear to have lost… or perhaps hidden… the darned thing.
While the CDC and the mainstream media have been busy hyping everyone into a frenzy over the Swine Flu epidemic-that-never-really-was, incidents of a killer superbug have been steadily on the rise. And your chances of becoming this deadly and aggressive bug’s next victim have been going right on up with them.
MRSA is resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics
I’m talking about methicillian-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA). If you’ve been in the hospital in the last 10 years you might already be familiar with this ugly antibiotic- resistant bacterium. What you may not know—thanks to a total lack of education from the federal agencies charged with the job—is that once only common in hospital settings, MRSA has broken out into the general population with a vengeance in what is now known as community-acquired (CA) MRSA.
Any way you slice it, this is one frightening bacteria. It’s resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics like methicillin and penicillin making it hard to fight. And it’s easily spread through casual skin-to-skin contact.
What makes the bug especially bad is that it opens the doors up to all kinds of nasty conditions. Were talking the stuff of nightmares here. Ranging from the relatively minor (but highly infectious) like skin pustules or boils, to the potentially deadly like pneumonia or flesh-eating necrotising fasciitis.
If you don’t know someone who has been hit with MRSA yet, chances are good that you soon will. Approximately 880,000 people are being infected with it every year and 20,000 to 40,000 die. That’s more victims than the HIV/AIDS virus or Parkinson’s claim every year.
With a seven-fold increase in MRSA incidents in recent years, many—chief among them survivors—are now calling for this deadly-bacteria to be labeled an epidemic. And for good reason. The super-bug shows no signs of slowing and experts predict as it makes the jump from the U.S. to Europe we will see those numbers climb even higher.
Meanwhile, while we sit through yet another push for the entire population of the country to get a flu shot, we are left…surprise, surprise…once again fending for ourselves.