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Old 17 Oct 2007, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Staph fatalities may exceed AIDS deaths
By LINDSEY TANNER,
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CHICAGO - More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph "superbug," the government reported in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ.

Deaths tied to these infections may exceed those caused by AIDS, said one public health expert commenting on the new study. Tuesdays report shows just how far one form of the staph germ has spread beyond its traditional hospital setting.

The overall incidence rate was about 32 invasive infections per 100,000 people. That's an "astounding" figure, said an editorial in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, which published the study.

Most drug-resistant staph cases are mild skin infections. But this study focused on invasive infections those that enter the bloodstream or destroy flesh and can turn deadly.

Researchers found that only about one-quarter involved hospitalized patients. However, more than half were in the health care system people who had recently had surgery or were on kidney dialysis, for example. Open wounds and exposure to medical equipment are major ways the bug spreads.

In recent years, the resistant germ has become more common in hospitals and it has been spreading through prisons, gyms and locker rooms, and in poor urban neighborhoods.

The new study offers the broadest look yet at the pervasiveness of the most severe infections caused by the bug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. These bacteria can be carried by healthy people, living on their skin or in their noses.

An invasive form of the disease is being blamed for the death Monday of a 17-year-old Virginia high school senior. Doctors said the germ had spread to his kidneys, liver, lungs and muscles around his heart.

The researchers' estimates are extrapolated from 2005 surveillance data from nine mostly urban regions considered representative of the country. There were 5,287 invasive infections reported that year in people living in those regions, which would translate to an estimated 94,360 cases nationally, the researchers said.

Most cases were life-threatening bloodstream infections. However, about 10 percent involved so-called flesh-eating disease, according to the study led by researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There were 988 reported deaths among infected people in the study, for a rate of 6.3 per 100,000. That would translate to 18,650 deaths annually, although the researchers don't know if MRSA was the cause in all cases.

If these deaths all were related to staph infections, the total would exceed other better-known causes of death including AIDS which killed an estimated 17,011 Americans in 2005 said Dr. Elizabeth Bancroft of the Los Angeles County Health Department, the editorial author.

The results underscore the need for better prevention measures. That includes curbing the overuse of antibiotics and improving hand-washing and other hygiene procedures among hospital workers, said the CDC's Dr. Scott Fridkin, a study co-author.

Some hospitals have drastically cut infections by first isolating new patients until they are screened for MRSA.

The bacteria don't respond to penicillin-related antibiotics once commonly used to treat them, partly because of overuse. They can be treated with other drugs but health officials worry that their overuse could cause the germ to become resistant to those, too.

A survey earlier this year suggested that MRSA infections, including noninvasive mild forms, affect 46 out of every 1,000 U.S. hospital and nursing home patients or as many as 5 percent. These patients are vulnerable because of open wounds and invasive medical equipment that can help the germ spread.

Dr. Buddy Creech, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, said the JAMA study emphasizes the broad scope of the drug-resistant staph "epidemic," and highlights the need for a vaccine, which he called "the holy grail of staphylococcal research."

The regions studied were: the Atlanta metropolitan area; Baltimore, Connecticut; Davidson County, Tenn.; the Denver metropolitan area; Monroe County, NY; the Portland, Ore. metropolitan area; Ramsey County, Minn.; and the San Francisco metropolitan area.
Okay so now we have proof that staph...STAPH is more invasive, more prevalent and more deadly to Americans than AIDS is.

So can we finally cut all the ridiculous commercials...can we finally get those ridiculous red ribbons off every celebrity alive...can we finally stop pouring billions and billions of dollars into research for AIDS??

How about this?? Get yourself tested, wear a condom and if you have a VD, tell your potential partner before you fuck. It's called having decency.

Now can we finally spend more money researching things like Staph and Cancer that aren't 100% PREVENTABLE??!



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Old 17 Oct 2007, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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at least you get AIDS having fun for the most part. go AIDS!
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The keep word here is STAPH may out number AIDS which means it hasn't happened yet.
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How many fags die from staph?
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How many fags die from staph?
Channeling my inner oxy moron....aka Texan Intellectual

AIDS is God's way of killin off the faggots. [/end channeling]

Staph infection is kinda a blanket diagnosis....If you don't know whats wrong, you can blame Staph and it'll probably be right.

There's like 50 different types of Staph infection...its a lot easier to get than AIDS.

In other words...no shit.

BTW, I propose we use Plaid Ribbons for Staph infections.
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The keep word here is STAPH may out number AIDS which means it hasn't happened yet.
I believe the phrase you were looking for was "The KEY word." And the word "may" implies that it very well may have happened yet. Thanks though.

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Staph is really just a red herring...cancer is really what should be dominating R & D at the Centers for Disease Control and in the privately funded medical laboratories in America...but for some reason...the big medical R & D cash cow is AIDS.

Personally, I think it's a government conspiracy. AIDS kills more gay men in America...and cancer kills more smokers in America. The government is trying to kill more and more smokers so they can attach more and more taxes to cigarettes and bilk more and more money from the hardworking people of America who happen to be addicted to smoking and then spend it on useless bullshit like chauffers for their wives and whores for their hotels.

Makes me pretty happy that I've quit smoking, to be honest.

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anyways.....there is no money to be made in curing disease....only in treating symptoms.


Why cure a cancer patient when you can keep them alive for years by making them buy expensive drugs and treatments?
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There's all kinds of money in creating medication to treat widely prevalent illnesses.

Does the word "Pfizer" mean anything to you??

I'd like to get in on their little racket.

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There's all kinds of money in creating medication to treat widely prevalent illnesses.

Does the word "Pfizer" mean anything to you??

I'd like to get in on their little racket.

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you guys obviously havent been to Texas lately. its much less narrow minded hicks, and its much more mexicans. go to the carolinas or mississippi for the hicks, believe me. i have to talk to them nightly, uggggh
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you guys obviously havent been to Texas lately. its much less narrow minded hicks, and its much more mexicans. go to the carolinas or mississippi for the hicks, believe me. i have to talk to them nightly, uggggh
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[size=4]10 men contract staph infections in NY
By JIM FITZGERALD,
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Nine athletes and a coach at Iona College contracted an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, which has spread through schools nationwide, health officials said Friday.

The outbreak was under control and the one student who was hospitalized has been released, said Dr. Joshua Lipsman, the health commissioner in Westchester County, just north of New York City.

Staph infections, including the serious Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have spread in recent weeks through schools across the nation, according to health and education officials.

A high school senior in Virginia died of the disease Monday, his mother said. And dozens of high school students and some teachers in districts around the country have contracted the illness this fall, officials have said.

Lipsman confirmed that the Iona cases were MRSA, which does not respond to penicillin and related antibiotics but can be treated with other drugs.

Cecelia Donohoe, spokeswoman for the college in New Rochelle, said all the cases had been caught early and were mild. She wouldn't identify the team, citing privacy concerns, but Lipsman said all the victims are male.

The infection can be spread by skin-to-skin contact or sharing an item used by an infected person, particularly one with an open wound. Lipsman said Iona was dealing properly with the infection.

He and Donohoe said team members with open wounds have been forbidden to play, the weight room had been disinfected and all students have been advised about proper hygiene, such as scrupulous hand washing and not sharing razors or towels.

MRSA began showing up years ago in hospitals before working its way into prisons, schools and other community settings. School athletes appear particularly susceptible because of cuts and scrapes, bodily contact and the sharing of equipment.

Schools where the infections have been reported have closed to be sanitized before reopening.

The government earlier this week issued its first overall estimate of diseases caused by MRSA, finding more than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from it.[/i]
More prevalent than anyone thought, not 100% avoidable like AIDS, and not just contained to hospitals anymore.

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