Antibiotic-resistant infections spread through Europe
The world is being driven towards the "unthinkable scenario of untreatable infections", experts are warning, because of the growth of superbugs resistant to all antibiotics and the dwindling interest in developing new drugs to combat them.
Reports are increasing across Europe of patients with infections that are nearly impossible to treat. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) said yesterday that in some countries up to 50 per cent of cases of blood poisoning caused by one bug â€“ K. pneumoniae, a common cause of urinary and respiratory conditions â€“ were resistant to carbapenems, the most powerful class of antibiotics.
Across Europe, the percentage of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae has doubled from 7 per cent to 15 per cent. The ECDC said it is "particularly worrying" because carbapenems are the last-line antibiotics for treatment of multi-drug-resistant infections....
jpw wrote: no. I am illustrating that they exist at epidemic levels and have a cause often discernable.
I believe that the Scripture indicates the primary reason for sickness, disease and death is that sin came into the world. Yet even so our God is merciful and has determined it for good, for those that love Him. A book I have mentioned here before stated that sickness and death may be used of God for the eternal good of the person, one of their family members, correction for sin or for God's glory, as in the case of Lazarus. Having left the medical profession for conscience reasons, I still desire to help the sick. I have spent some time doing what I do best in my field gathering data and analyzing it. It appears that we both do this, using different sources. We do not seem to conclude the same things. I am not challenging your assertion here I just believe there is a broader base of causes then a bacteria. Consider Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
RP wrote: Are you saying there are no autoimmune diseases?
no. I am illustrating that they exist at epidemic levels and have a cause often discernable. "Syndromes" have a cause--as in case of most of his Alz patients according to Dr. McD had a brain infection.
What disease is passed on generation to generation?
Aren't infections passed on generally or contagious in some way?
If someone passes on a disease, does that make the cause genetic? You can get a cold from your parents right?There needs to be more proof than that, grandma had it, therefore its a genetic disease. Are we living in the dark ages here? Something like cancer is even more ludicrous---great great grandma did not have it, because her generation did not have it, and we know chemical causes of it, yet we still blame it on our genetic heritage. Now most everyone gets it, and we can't seem to put two and two together that it is what we are doing now that is causing our problems now.
A few studies were done of babies who died who's mothers had Lyme and they found borrelia (Lyme) in their brains. They were infected by mother. No citations---so perhaps its just my musings. For those with a loved one, correct diagnosis can be a game changer.
jpw wrote: RP, sorry, you'll have to clarify your question.....autoimmune disease are not..what?
are not? My meaning: Are you saying there are no autoimmune diseases, or that disease that is past genetically from generation to generation is only Darwinist?
I am aware of the connection with Lyme's and Alzheimers, but I think, as you say in 7 out of 10 cases that leaves some possibility for other causes. Other wise it would be found in 10 out of 10 don't you think?
RP, sorry, you'll have to clarify your question.....autoimmune disease are not..what?
What I am saying is that "chronic fatigue syndrome" or "irritable bowel syndrome" are no answer at all. A masquerade. They are symptoms. If a patient says they have a headache and the doctor officially calls it "Headache Syndrome" and says theres nothing to be done, its "genetic"..
Then the Darwinist treats the symptoms of the lower level (less genetically fit) animal or specimen we know as our dear one.
The doctor does not have access to a microscope and is told that these syndromes are largely genetic, no way to treat or just "psychological".
What I am saying is that the current onslaught of autoimmune disease does have causes, which can be objectively proven. And that these causes are coming from the things we are doing to ourselves and from particular infections.
What I am saying is that the oncologist (I can look him up) who was diagnosed with ALS, and was dying was treated long-term for Lyme disease (a supergerm bacteria) and suddenly the ALS went away........because the borrelia infection was in his nervous system. Dr. MacDonald found in brain matter of deceased Alzheimers patients borrelia (Lyme), in 7 out of 10 (if I'm remembering correctly). See "Under Our Skin".
jpw wrote: antibiotic resistant infections are a reality in North America --- leading epidemic is chronic Lyme (borrelia bacteria) much higher rate than HIV causing autoimmune disease that mimicks MS, Lupus, ALS, etc.......many who spend years fighting Lyme strangely get cured of the mystery "syndrome" they have been diagnosed with. in worst areas, CDC admits roughly 10% reporting---which means they are missing 90% of cases. another abysmal failure. in a free market, customers would never pay for such failures.
Are you saying that autoimmune diseases are not. You've eluded to this before, can you clarify what you are saying? I'm not following what you are asserting.