Hospitals: Hot Bed for Drug Resistant Bacteria
A person is sick, their immune system is already weak… and where do they go? A hospital, of course! Well, a new study indicates that the hospital may be a bad place to be to avoid infection! This is not to say that one shouldn’t go to a hospital at all, of course, but rather that hospitals need to become more aware of issues involving bacterial infection and what causes bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics… one reason being over-prescribing them!
“A new study appearing in today’s New England Journal of Medicine has found that drug-resistant bacteria are now the most common cause of skin and soft-tissue infections treated in a number of hospitals across America. A team of researchers from UCLA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that at 11 hospitals across the United States, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was the culprit in 59 percent of overall skin infections. At a hospital in Kansas City, Mo., MRSA accounted for 74 percent of skin infections, while at a New York hospital it accounted for 15 percent.”
The more we use antibotics for minor issues that do not require them, the stronger bacteria get, and the more resistant they are… we are heading for a time when bacteria may be stronger than the drugs we use to fight them! Colloidal silver and other natural alternatives could be used instead of antibiotics, if the medical establishment would use them!