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‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance | Society | The Guardian
“In the Ganges during pilgrimage season, there are levels of antibiotics in the river that we try to achieve in the bloodstream of patients,” says Davies. “That is very, very disturbing.” The creation of these soups of antibiotic-laden waters and banks of drug-soaked soils is ideal for the development of “superbugs”. Rare strains that are resistant to antibiotics start to thrive in farm animals that are raised in these artificial environments and emerge as highly potent infectious agents that then spread across the planet with startling speed. Examples of these include tuberculosis, which was once easily treated but which, in its modern multi-drug-resistant form, known as MDR-TB, now claims the lives of 190,000 people a year. &! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/13/antibiotic-resistance-could-spell-end-of-modern-medicine-says-chief-medic
antibiotic  mcr-1  antibiotics  Crisis  public  health  food–industrial  complex  lobby  food  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  India  tuberculosis  colistin  NHS 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors - BBC News
But animal tuberculosis - officially known as zoonotic tuberculosis - also affects those in close contact with infected animals including vets, farmers and butchers.
zoonotic  tuberculosis  zoonosis  public  health  communicable  infectious  disease 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast
[under reported ] Today, 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the world, the estimated annual mortality rate is 700,000. If these trends continue, by 2050, 10 million people globally will die each year, as the potent diseases of previous centuries return to their old force, according to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported an estimated 450,000 new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The emergence of multiple drug-resistant pneumonia and E. coli bacteria strains are predicted to contribute significantly to increased mortalities due to their ability to spread rapidly through populations.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse | Society | The Guardian
Despite European Union regulations aiming to cut back on the unnecessary use of antibiotics, Dr Brown believes it will take more than just legislation to tackle the superbug crisis. Market forces will need to be compelled to cut usage, perhaps when prompted by a shift in public opinion, he said. “Those with a vested interest find ways around legislation. So, in addition to public policy we will need also the power of market forces,” he added. “When the public start demanding meat that has not seen antibiotics - because they understand that the meat may contain antibiotic resistant bacteria - only then will real progress be made. We need education about the threat.”
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
UK government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria - BBC News
The Ross Fund will be run in partnership with US philanthropists, Bill and Melinda Gates. The £1bn will come from the UK's overseas aid budget over the next five years. Of the total: £115m is earmarked for research into new drugs, diagnostics and insecticides for malaria, TB and other infectious diseases A further £188m will be spent on improving biodefences and rapid response systems to fast-spreading epidemics such as Ebola
Ebola  Malaria  tuberculosis  public  health 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Reportage: Die Antibiotika-Falle | 45 Min | NDR - YouTube
10% of people harbour multi-drug resistant dormant bacteria. big difference between bacteria & virus! // 22:35 - Raw Meat! >> Kitchen Hygiene! >> Handle with care. It's deadly. Literally. - nutritionfacts.org/?s=food+poisoning // Used utensils/tools cross-contaminate other foods that is eaten raw or touched with hands to mouth. // Always use smooth surface cutting board. Always use one for meat. One for greens & vegetables that are not going to be cooked. // min 37 - self-regulation of livestock farming/industry about use of antibiotics. LOL! // livestock industry staff harbour zoonotic diseases & are ranked as high-risk patients at hospitals! // min 41 regulator does not plan a ban of use of reserve-antibiotics (reserved/last chance option for multi-drug resistant bacterial infection for hospital patients) in the livestock industry. // min 43 medical, social, economic thread! //&! methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) & extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)
EHEC  Salmonella  C.  diff  Campylobacter  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  medical  profession  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  Meat  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Egg  Industry  Milk  Industry  Gonorrhoea  GP  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  MRSA  ESBL  Livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  agriculture  policy  mono  agriculture  kitchen  hygiene  tuberculosis  Lebensmittelsicherheit  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Chain  immune  system  corporate  scandal  accountability  transparency  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  public  health  public  health  policy  oversight  Staphyloccocus  aureus  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  superbug 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Tuberkulose: Neue Genomanaylse erleichtert Diagnose - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fortschritt in der Therapie von Tuberkulose: Eine neue Genanalyse sagt voraus, welche Antibiotika den Erreger nicht mehr wirksam bekämpfen können - und welche Medikamente wirken.
tuberculosis  post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Monitor - MONITOR-Video zum Teilen: "Ebola: Das Versagen der...
"Ebola: Das Versagen der Pharmaforschung" Für die WHO ist der jüngste Ausbruch von Ebola ein „Gesundheitsnotfall“. Doch obwohl der Erreger schon seit fast 40 Jahren bekannt ist, gibt es noch immer keinen Impfstoff. Ebola zählt – wie Malaria oder Tuberkulose – zu den „vernachlässigten“ Krankheiten, für die sich die Pharma-Industrie kaum interessiert und öffentliche Gelder knapp sind. Forscher und Politiker fordern deshalb nicht nur mehr Geld, sondern ein radikales Umdenken. >> !!! capitalism doesn't server humanity well in all and every aspect. !!! too many times had government to step in to save humanity from extinction.
Ebola  WHO  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma  pharma  corporatism  capitalism  crony  capitalism  neoconservatives  neoconservatism  liberalism  neoliberal  neoliberalism  extremism  radicalism  Wall  Street  governance  corporate  governance  ethical  machine  Democratic  Process  democracy  humanity  humanitarian  crisis  human  progress  human  being  human  tragedy  sociology  Philosophy  TB  tuberculosis  Malaria  poverty  Developing  World  Frontier  Markets  Africa  zoonosis  Zoonotic  Diseases  Leishmaniasis  Leishmaniose 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Bill and Melinda Gates' 2014 Stanford Commencement Address - YouTube
min 17 in - about not having a better future for our kids. the thing is, the lowest hanging fruits have been eaten. now there only the hard things left to to, hard because they seem so remote from here, hard because they are worthwhile pursuing despite setbacks. renewable energy, curing diseases, sustainability in lots of quadrants - energy, food & water, environment, democracy & more or less striving for equality - social and income mobility. End: >> Luck, that could be me, empathy, leadership, ...
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says | Society | The Guardian
Changes in modern medicine have exacerbated the problem by making patients more susceptible to infections. For example, cancer treatments weaken the immune system, and the use of catheters increases the chances of bugs entering the bloodstream.

... http://www.hpa.org.uk/HPAwebHome/
tuberculosis  antibiotics  superbug  MRSA  gonorrhea  post-antibiotic  era  public  health  policy  NHS  WHO  public  health 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Battling the bacterial threat to modern medicine
"Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is both alarming and irreversible," said the Chief Medical Officer for England and Wales, Dame Sally Davies, earlier this month.

Microbiologist at the University of Birmingham, Prof Laura Piddock, told BBC's Newsnight that antibiotics are miracle drugs which underpin all areas of 21st Century medicine.

"But if we allow resistance to proliferate, then we undermine all of those medical advances," she said.

[...]

They are concerned that we overuse these drugs, most recently through online sales on the internet.

Prof Piddock explained that when you take an antibiotic you are having an impact not only on your health, but potentially on that of other people too.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20354536
> Gonorrhoea that becomes problematic to treat
> Tubercolosis becomes problematic

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12975693
Europe 'losing' superbugs battle
NDM-1  medical  research  medical  advances  WHO  bacterial  infection  tuberculosis  STI  STD  Gonorrhoea  public  health  public  health  policy  medical  profession  zoonosis  Zoonotic  Diseases  unintended  consequences  pharmaceutical  industry  Food  superbug  antibiotics 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Horizon: 2012-2013: Defeating the Superbugs
Documentary about scientists who are tracking the emergence of 'superbugs' - dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics - around the world.

- MRSA and other antibiotic resistant infections and diseases (some recent new cases of Tuberculosis in South East Asia) pose a major public health risk.

History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. Another similar case of Black Death which will decimate significant percentage of world population will occur again one way or the other.

Finding new antibiotics is of critical concern. But Drug companies incentives to research isn't matched by a 'possible threat'.

Prevalent use for negligible illnesses (using a cannonball to shoot a bird) and abuse of antibiotics in meat and poultry industry makes current antibiotics useless against new superbug strains.

- Rise in UK drug-resistant tuberculosis cases
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18717811
The [Health Protection Agency (HPA)] agency said it was disappointed by the increase which "remains a concern".
evolution  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  unintended  consequences  superbug  tuberculosis  Multi-drug-resistant  tuberculosis  E.  Coli  C  diff  public  health  Food  antibiotics  MRSA 
september 2012 by asterisk2a

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