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Are you worried that antibiotics are growing less effective?

flaca BN-0 2012/05/10 04:10:26
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80% of antibiotics aren't used by humans. They're used on animals to increase size and profitability. Much of these find their way into the waterways and are contibuting to micro-organisms that are developing a gradual resistance to current anti-biotics.

80% (can you believe it) are used in farms. And not for illness.

Recent articles have described this situation as the single greatest threat to humankind right now. The prevalance of antibiotics in groundwaters is allowing But verybacteria to become resistent to anti-biotics so much that it will soon be a threat.

This means that before long people will die of stuff that belonged in the past: TB etc. But very few people are taking notice. The apocalypse of the future might not be about some new strain: it might be about diseases we almost killed that resurge and kill us in millions.
Killing in millions means apocalyptic situations.

Is this sci-fi or reality? You pick.
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  • Betty 2012/05/10 10:17:27
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    Betty
    +3
    People run to the doctor for every little thing. Doctors prescribe antibiotics to often. I let my natural imunity work before i see a doc. If antibiotics are used to much the body loses its natural ability to fight off infection.

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  • Knowitall 2012/05/17 22:59:54
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    Knowitall
    Old saying...you are what you eat...If the animals were treated humainly then they would not have to feed them this crap...mistreat your food and you get what you give...
  • La 2012/05/12 00:12:19
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    La
    I really do. For animals as well as humans. Doctors prescribe antibiotics for a simple virus all the time. Dear doctors, if it's not bacterial, no one needs antibiotics.
  • Fran-Halen 2012/05/10 21:24:21
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    Fran-Halen
    It might be this that leads to human kinds end.
  • Rebecca 2012/05/10 16:29:20
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    Rebecca
    +1
    The fact that we have to use multiple antibiotics at the same time in the HOPES of curing an infection should make us all cringe. This has been asn ongoing issue for at least a few years if not more.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/10 14:40:13
  • flaca BN-0 POWERSH... 2012/05/18 00:09:05
    flaca BN-0
    but medical orgs around the world have been reporting that they are not working as well.
  • POWERSH... flaca BN-0 2012/05/18 00:23:06
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/05/10 10:50:20
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    My kiddos were immune to most 'cillins by the time they were 8. That's just sickening.
  • Betty 2012/05/10 10:17:27
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    Betty
    +3
    People run to the doctor for every little thing. Doctors prescribe antibiotics to often. I let my natural imunity work before i see a doc. If antibiotics are used to much the body loses its natural ability to fight off infection.
  • Knowitall Betty 2012/05/17 23:02:40
    Knowitall
    +4
    You are a wise human...there are few too many of us around...
  • Betty Knowitall 2012/05/17 23:34:18
    Betty
    Why thank you Patrick.
  • stevmackey 2012/05/10 04:17:23
    Yep, we'll be wiped out by stuff we already thought we'd licked
    stevmackey
    +3
    That is because they are used to much. The body builds a resistance to them.

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