Thursday, May 26, 2016
E coli as enemy combatant
Here comes news that there is a super freak e coli strain that has now arrived in the United states. It is apparently considered an enemy combatant because it's arrival was announced by the department of defense. This is a super bug that doesn't respond to ANY antibiotic. It kills 50% of the people who get it.
What this brings to mind is the sepsis extravaganza that is going on every hospital
in this country. If you have a temp of 99 and a pulse of 101 you are a possible sepsis.
If your labs are off - OMG!!!!!!- you get the triple whammy . Ceftriaxone, Flagyl, Vancomycin for you. There will be no germ left in your body dammit!!
This is only the beginning of a long line of resistant organisms. It's a science fiction movie come true.
Posted by girlvet at 9:32 PM