|May6-05, 12:54 AM||#1|
Someone (in GD), who is going for a long period without bathing or showering, made the comment that bacteria are good. Well some are, but many others are not, particularly those of the staphlococcus group.
But more disturbing is the fact that these type of bacteria and others are becoming more resistant to antibiotics.
Audio prgram - ( http://healthshow.org/audio/890/890a.smil )
|May6-05, 07:01 AM||#2|
Yes, these bacteria have been "on the radar" for a number of years and are particularly troublesome as nosocomial, or hospital-aquired, infections. The are generally termed Methiciliin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, and if you do a search for that term you'll pull up a lot of articles. Most people point to our "overuse" of antibiotics when they are trying to explain how such strains come about, it's quite distubing that something like a simple bacteria, which was once easily treatable, has become such as potential hazard.
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