Tag Archives: bacteria

Bedbugs, Superbugs, Oh My! For Real!

Bedbugs just want blood and will move into any neighborhood to get it. Be careful!

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Drug-resistant bacteria in bedbugs

Maryn McKenna

Researchers in Vancouver, BC have found bedbugs there carrying drug-resistant staph, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, VRE.

Bugs that came from two of the men were carrying VRE
Bedbugs from the third man were carrying the classic community-associated strain of MRSA
Is it significant?

And therefore, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go check my hotel mattress. Just in case.

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Over drugged poultry may kill us

New study coming out will show again that factory farming and overuse of drug on poultry is producing bacteria that can kill us because they are resistant to medicines used to fight bacteria harmful to humans. I don’t know if buying local will help. Not eating poultry products sold on mass market might help and just not eating poultry and eggs can certainly help protect you and the planet. Industrial poultry farming is unhealthy for everyone: poultry, people and the planet. It is producing superbugs and avian influenza and perhaps the next mass killing pandemic.

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Drug-resistant bacteria: To humans from farms via food

Show us the science that use of antibiotics in animal production is causing this antibiotic resistance,” Dave Warner of the National Pork Council
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Chickens, chicken meat and humans in the Netherlands are carrying identical, highly drug-resistant E. coli — resistance that is apparently moving from poultry raised with antibiotics, to humans, via food.
The case has been proven on the population level: populations of chickens, collections of chicken meat, populations of humans. If you look at the 30 years of research on this question, it’s been proven time and time again.

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Chicken salad please; hold the Superbug – whadya mean you cannot!

Canada, Greece, US everywhere or so it seems chicken is in the marketplace and in restaurants loaded up with drug resistant bacteria. Since poultry went global, really global 10-15 years ago, the problems with disease and flu and now Superbug have continued to climb.

So, you wanna cut spending on food inspection and leave it to the Col.? I did not think so. So tell your market, tell your Congressmember and stop buying it til you know it is safe.

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Superbugs in Canadian chicken? Yes, and US too

Chicken bought at major supermarkets across Canada is frequently contaminated with superbugs — bacteria that many antibiotics cannot kill — an investigation by CBC TV’s Marketplace has found.

Two-thirds of the chicken samples had bacteria.
Some of the bacteria found were resistant to six, seven or even eight different types of antibiotics.

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