Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat:

HUNDREDS of “nightmare bacteria” have been discovered in the US after an unprecedented nationwide hunt — and doctors say there is likely more.

“NIGHTMARE bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials say.

That’s more than they had expected to find, and the true number is probably higher because the effort involved only certain labs in each state, officials say.

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Texas woman dies from flesh-eating bug after consuming 24 raw oysters

Texas woman dies from flesh-eating bug after consuming 24 raw oysters:

WARNING: Graphic content. A woman has died after a “flesh-eating bug” ravaged her body after she ate 24 raw oysters.

A FLESH-eating bacteria killed a 55-year-old woman after she ate 24 raw oysters from a market in Texas.

Jeanette LeBlanc’s legs were ravaged within 48 hours of eating the oysters and going crabbing in Louisiana while visiting family with her friend Karen Bowers, reports The Sun.

She spent 21 days fighting the sickness, but died on October 15.

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Alabama health officials issue warning about flesh-eating bacteria – Flesh-Eating Bacteria Found In Fish At Seattle Store

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Found In Fish At Seattle Store:

SEATTLE, WA – A local man has been sickened by a rare form of flesh-eating bacteria linked to fish from grocery store tanks. This is the second such case in the area recently – a woman was sickened by Vibrio vulnificus in November after cutting her hand while preparing tilapia purchased at a Bellevue seafood store.

Alabama health officials issue warning about flesh-eating bacteria:

MOBILE, Ala. — Health officials in Alabama are warning residents of a flesh-eating bacteria found in bodies of water throughout the state.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday warned residents that Vibrio cases have been reported along Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

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Girl Develops ‘Flesh Eating’ Infection After Strep Throat

Girl Develops ‘Flesh Eating’ Infection After Strep Throat:

A 6-year-old girl in Ohio recently needed to have her leg amputated after she developed a rare complication from an infection with strep throat bacteria. But how does this relatively common type of bacteria cause such an extreme complication?

The girl, Tessa Puma, was treated for strep throat in early March, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. At that time, she didn’t have symptoms of the illness, but the doctors treated her because she had tested positive for group A Streptococcus, the bacterium that causes strep, after her father had strep throat, the newspaper said.

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Donation & The Many Benefits Of Cistus Incanus

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The hairy rockrose (Cistus incanus), a native to the Mediterranean tea plant, contains a large quantity of polyphenols. Especially in Greece the cistus-tea has a long tradition, however, has passed into oblivion over the years. In 1999, Cistus Incanus has won the „European Medicinal Plant of the Year“ award and was thus rediscovered. (More info, incl. scientific studies, down below.)

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New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria

New Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria (Sustainable Pulse, March 24, 2015):

Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand has found that commonly used herbicides, including the world’s most used herbicide Roundup, can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.

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Full Study:  mbio.asm.org/content/6/2/e00009-15

Herbicides are used to kill plants. They can be tested for killing bacteria, too, as part of the process of reviewing their approval for use. However, they have never been tested for other effects on bacteria, University of Canterbury’s Professor Jack Heinemann says.

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