Drug Resistant Superbug Infections

500% increase across U.S. hospitals
"We're in the post-antibiotic era."
Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, associate director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America).(1)

The CDC has admitted that we are now living in a "post-antibiotics era." As Infection Control Today states, "Antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future. It is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone." (2)

Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, associate director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, went even further in a PBS interview, stating: (3)

"We've reached the end of antibiotics, period... We're here. We're in the post-antibiotic era. There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that five years ago even we could have treated, but now we can't."

Protect your patients and your practice.

Sources for this newsletter include:
(1) http://www.shea-online.org/View/ArticleId/298/Cases-of-Drug-Resistant-Superbug-Significantly-Rise-in-Southeastern-U-S.aspx
(2) http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/04/who-cdc-agree-that-the-world-is-headed-for-a-postantibiotic-era.aspx
(3) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/health-science-technology/hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria/dr-arjun-srinivasan-weve-reached-the-end-of-antibiotics-period/
(4) http://www.naturalnews.com/046041_CRE_superbugs_drug-resistant_infections_modern_plague.html
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