Going to the Hospital Soon, Read this First!

Original Article: http://www.newstarget.com/022502.html

U.S. Hospitals Plagued by Ten Times

More MRSA Superbug Infections than

Previously Thought

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 by: David Gutierrez

(NewsTarget) Nearly five percent of patients in U.S. hospitals may have acquired a particular antibiotic resistant staph infection, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Researchers surveyed a total of 1,200 hospitals and other health care facilities from all 50 states, and found 8,000 patients infected or colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) — or 46 out of every 1,000. This suggests that up to 1.2 million hospital patients across the country may be infected every year.

Colonized patients are those who were found to be carrying the bacteria in or on their bodies, but who had not showed any symptoms of disease.

“This rate is between eight and 11 times greater than previous MRSA estimates,” APIC wrote.

The majority of the infections had originated within the medical facility; 67 percent arose in patients being treated for general medical conditions (such as diabetes or pulmonary or cardiovascular problems) and not in intensive care patients.

APIC recommended simple measures, such as hand washing, to prevent the spread of MRSA within medical institutions. A number of studies have shown that many health care workers are not appropriately vigilant about washing their hands consistently.

“Hand hygiene is the most important means of preventing the spread of infection,” said APIC President Denise Murphy.

MRSA is resistant to all forms of penicillin, which has earned it the moniker of “superbug.” Due to its drug resistance, it is twice as fatal as other staph infections.

In 1974, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 2 percent of the staph infections occurring in medical facilities were cases of MRSA; in 2004, the estimate had risen almost to 63 percent.

“Killing MRSA infections is easy,” countered consumer health advocate Mike Adams. “Manuka honey easily kills MRSA infections, as does colloidal silver, tea tree oil and literally thousands of other botanical medicines. While conventional medicine remains baffled by this antibiotic resistant infection, the world of natural medicine has known how to beat such infections for literally thousands of years,” Adams said.

Worldwide, approximately 2.7 percent of S. aureus carriers are estimated to be infected or colonized with MRSA.

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  1. Superbug survives despite €140m ward clean-up Irish Independent & Department of Health (UK) published their report in Dec 2007 stating Low cleanliness score, NO longer have significantly higher MRSA infections. This clearly demonstrates environmental pollution and contaminated hospitals do not pose additional risk. They clearly accept our hypothesis that IV lines, cannulae, and catheters are the main entry route.

    “Killing MRSA infections when the bacteria enters bloodstream is NOT easy,” because the organism will release toxins which results in multiorgan failure and death in 12-24 Hours. Local colinization is said to be present in 30% of health people, so we cannot expect people to wash their hands with Manuka honey, when soap and water can wardoff the bacteria.

    Its time people are made to realize personal hygiene, hand washings are important than making them spend large amounts of money trying to clean the environment, fumigate home and hospitals which will give them a false sense of security. Please visit and read about spreading MRSA in hospital, work place, and schools published by CDC (links in safecannula) and be vigilant when in hospitals. This could prevent you from getting bloodstream infections that kill.




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