Archive for the ‘Superbug Pandemic’ Category

Superbugs evolving from resistant to impervious

Posted: 26th November 2011 by Max Plissken in Superbug Pandemic

Vast overuse of antibiotic medication is rapidly leading to the appearance of superbugs which render human treatments not just less efficient, but completely ineffective. According to the World Health Organisation, the growing impotence of antibiotics is one of the top 3 health problems currently facing planet Earth (zombie infestation is not listed but may have been […]

England follows German lead and gets sick

Posted: 6th June 2011 by Max Plissken in Superbug Pandemic

Yet another highly resistant superbug has been identified, this time in the United Kingdom. Although not as lethal or infectious as the enterohaemorrhagic E. coli bacteria currently threatening much of Europe, this new strain of MRSA (meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can still cause severe symptoms and even death, and poses a particular threat to injured or […]

Slumdog Bacterianaire

Posted: 31st May 2011 by admin in Superbug Pandemic

Just when we thought the identification of superbug NDM-1 in the New Delhi water supply was bad, there’s a vicious outbreak of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) in Germany, with suspected cases cropping up all over Europe. <information on both the human toll and political fallout> Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, France and Switzerland […]

New Delhi Superbug

Posted: 29th May 2011 by admin in Superbug Pandemic

While it doesn’t seem to be wiping out any populations yet, a gene known as NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase) has been identified in the New Delhi water supply and classified as a superbug. <information on the nature of the bug and of New Delhi’s response> <elaboration on the study which identified NDM-1> The gene’s danger […]