Thursday, March 7, 2013

Health Report

Via Weird Dave,
Good news for people who don't like people.
He's talking super-germs. Later that day they're on our turf.
Angelenos, prepare yourselves: Health officials are cautioning there's a drug-resistant "superbug" spreading throughout the city.

The specific threat is a bacteria called C.R.E. according to CBS2, and is among the nation-wide "superbugs" that "are resistant to almost all antibiotics, have high mortality rates, and can spread their resistance to other bacteria."

C.R.E. stands for "carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae," notes USA Today.

Check Your Ass!

Where will you find this scary bacteria? Typically in your colon, says Dr. Suman Radhakrishna, the chair of infection control at the California Hospital Medical Center. It causes infections of the bloodstream, urinary tract, and bowel. Particularly vulnerable are those who are already hospitalized, as well as the elderly.
For the sake of mercy, the old & weak should go first.


Locally, the Los Angeles County Department of Health says they first became aware of these infections in 2010, according to CBS2. According to a live report on KTLA, local health officials are focusing on isolating and containing those infected in order to curb its potentially-deadly spread.
Are all of you bastards just trying to spoil our fun?

Bugs we almost forgot: TB in DTLA.

1 comment:

Weird Dave said...

Thanks, Dave. Thanks a hell of a lot.

As Sgt. Joe Friday used to say, "Just doing my job, sir."