Saturday, October 20, 2007

Be Aware of Growing Staph Superbug Danger

This week, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that deaths tied to drug-resistant staph infections in the U.S. may already exceed the number of AIDS deaths. Obviously, this is a serious situation. Do not think that you are not vulnerable.

I speak with the experience of having had such a staph infection in my leg a couple of years ago. What started as a normal pimple, quickly became a swollen, extremely painful infection that required more than one emergency room visit and months worth of treatment before we beat it. It was the worst pain I've ever experienced and certainly there were some scary moments after I realized the risks.

Personal hygiene and cleanliness in your environment is your only course of prevention, and even then, there is no certainty that you will evade infection. Nonetheless, I recommend you take the cleanliness approach in your life seriously--especially paying attention to surfaces that are shared by individuals.


One of many particularly dangerous sources of infection is in your pocket or purse right now--your cell phone (even if you never share it with someone else). Clean it with antimicrobial wipes regularly.

(Note that in our buyers club, we offer a unique, hospital-strength decontamination kit that is an excellent addition to any home or business today when microbial threats like this can emerge with no warning.)


Experts: Drug-resistant staph deaths may surpass AIDS deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph "superbug," the government reported Tuesday 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. The 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.

[snip] Click the headline to read the entire article.

MORE INFORMATION: Read the Journal of the American Medical Association 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.


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