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Catheters Are Spreading Superbugs

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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  • Many people are so used to the idea an antibiotic may cure an infection that few consider the possibility this may soon no longer be an option; although antibiotics have increased human life span by nearly a decade, for the first time life expectancy in the U.K. dropped as a result of antibiotic resistance
  • The number of people suffering antibiotic resistant sepsis is growing; some researchers point to antibiotic impregnated medical devices as a potential cause for an infection and the rise in antibiotic resistance
  • The growth of antibiotic-resistant pathogens is associated with antibiotic overuse and misuse in human prescriptions for viral illnesses and the use of drugs to increase growth and prevent infections in farm animals
  • It is crucial you are aware of a simple and very effective means of treating sepsis, as many physicians have yet to embrace this life-saving protocol

Today, many are so used to the idea an antibiotic can cure almost any infection, few consider the possibility this remedy may soon no longer be an option. Antibiotics have increased human life span by nearly a decade and certain conditions could simply not be treated without them.

In many ways, modern medicine is built on a foundation of antibiotics. It is now severely threatened, however, by the emergence and phenomenal growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Prior to the development of antibiotics, half of the world's population died from infections.


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