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Saturday, April 19, 2014

New MRSA -Type Superbug Identified In Brazil : Spread By Skin Contact, Affects The Healthy And Sick

These methicillin-resistant bacteria do not magically appear in nature; given big pharma's history of experimenting on the poor in South America this could well be an "escaped" superbug

MEDICAL DAILY
By Susan Scutti
04/18/2014

Scientists have identified a new superbug in a Brazilian patient that falls within the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) class and is thought to spread by skin contact. 
 
 
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The team of scientists led by Dr. Cesar A. Arias of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston warned the new MRSA superbug has the ability to invade the bloodstream and might affect healthy people as well as those who are sick or have compromised immune systems. 
 
“This is the first-ever reported bloodstream infection caused by a highly vancomycin-resistant MRSA bacteria,” Arias said. His report appears in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Bacterial Infections

Generally, infection with S. aureus bacteria (a staph infection) causes no problems or results in relatively minor skin irritations. But a simple staph infection can turn deadly if the bacteria enter your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs, or heart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three people carry staph in their nose, usually without any illness, while two in 100 people carry MRSA. Anyone can get MRSA through direct contact with an infected wound or by sharing personal items, such as towels or razors, that have touched infected skin. 
 
 
MRSA is a class of highly-resistant bacteria and a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The newly identified superbug has already acquired high levels of resistance to vancomycin, the most common and least expensive antibiotic prescribed when treating severe MRSA infections.
 
 
 The team and Arias, an associate professor of medicine, microbiology, and molecular genetics, say there’s even worse news: Their analyses revealed that the new superbug belongs to a genetic line commonly found outside hospitals. Such community-associated MRSA can disseminate rapidly within a population, spreading from person to person through skin contact alone, scientists believe.

In fact, community-associated MRSA is responsible for the majority of skin and soft tissue infections (sores) in patients of all ages. Although some are not serious, some of these infections can become fatal. Add to that the fact that the new superbug may affect healthy individuals as well as sick, with the ability to invade the bloodstream and may become a serious threat. “This is the first-ever reported bloodstream infection caused by a highly vancomycin-resistant MRSA bacteria,” Arias said in a press release.

Arias and his colleagues recovered the MRSA superbug from the blood of a 35-year-old Brazilian man. Through a microbiological and genetic analysis, the scientists identified a unique transferable element carrying the genes necessary for vancomycin resistance (vanA gene cluster). However, the team cautioned, it is too early to tell what this specific superbug might lead to since this is the single documented case of this type of infection.

“There will have to be increased surveillance in South America and worldwide in the future,” concluded Dr. Barbara E. Murray, co-author and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UTHealth Medical School.

Source: Rossi F, Diaz L, Arias CA, et al. Transferable Vancomycin Resistance in a Community-Associated MRSA Lineage. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014.
 
 
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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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