1. Post #1
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    GOOD GOD WHY CAN'T I SPELL THREAD TITLES RIGHT?

    overly long link to source

    Forty years ago, the world thought it had conquered TB and any number of other diseases through the new wonder drugs: Antibiotics. U.S. Surgeon General William H. Stewart announced it was "time to close the book on infectious diseases and declare the war against pestilence won."

    Today, all the leading killer infectious diseases on the planet - TB, malaria and HIV among them - are mutating at an alarming rate, hitchhiking their way in and out of countries. The reason: Overuse and misuse of the very drugs that were supposed to save us.

    Just as the drugs were a manmade solution to dangerous illness, the problem with them is also manmade. It is fueled worldwide by everything from counterfeit drugmakers to the unintended consequences of giving drugs to the poor without properly monitoring their treatment. Here's what the AP found:

    - In Cambodia, scientists have confirmed the emergence of a new drug-resistant form of malaria, threatening the only treatment left to fight a disease that already kills 1 million people a year.

    - In Africa, new and harder to treat strains of HIV are being detected in about 5 percent of new patients. HIV drug resistance rates have shot up to as high as 30 percent worldwide.

    - In the U.S., drug-resistant infections killed more than 65,000 people last year - more than prostate and breast cancer combined. More than 19,000 people died from a staph infection alone that has been eliminated in Norway, where antibiotics are stringently limited.

    "Drug resistance is starting to be a very big problem. In the past, people stopped worrying about TB and it came roaring back. We need to make sure that doesn't happen again," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was himself infected with tuberculosis while caring for drug-resistant patients at a New York clinic in the early '90s. "We are all connected by the air we breathe, and that is why this must be everyone's problem."

    This April, the World Health Organization sounded alarms by holding its first drug-resistant TB conference in Beijing. The message was clear - the disease has already spread to all continents and is increasing rapidly. Even worse, WHO estimates only 1 percent of resistant patients received appropriate treatment last year.

    "We have seen a huge upburst in resistance," said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Laurie Hicks.
    Basically this new strain of Tuberculosis is very resistant to drugs so they don't really know how to treat it. A bunch of other drug-resistant strains of infections are popping up, mainly from people giving drugs to poor people who immigrated with the disease and the poor people misusing the drug.
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    Well I guess Africa's future is ill-fated.
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    Wow, I will have to stay away from poor people then.
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    Oh come on the article isn't even long, I chopped it down a ton for you guys. Read it before you post.
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    Oh come on the article isn't even long, I chopped it down a ton for you guys. Read it before you post.
    I read it, it's not that long. 2 minutes is ample time.
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    Thank you medical system, for using up anti-biotics on non essential stuff
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    Thank you medical system, for using up anti-biotics on non essential stuff
    You aren't making much sense, That sentence is vague cranked up to 11.

    Please read the OP...
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    I read it, it's not that long. 2 minutes is ample time.
    You didn't even notice it was America, Not Africa.
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    You didn't even notice it was America, Not Africa.
    In Africa, new and harder to treat strains of HIV are being detected in about 5 percent of new patients.
    ?

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    hang you're self
    G71tc4's Avatar
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    Well fuck

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    I'm drug-resstance.
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    Zombies...
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    How is this zombies? These are people fucking like rats and getting drug resistant AIDS, as well as new strains of other things.

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    hooray we're fucked
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    Now applying for Madagascar work visa
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    let's just keep overusing antibacterials/biotics that will do the trick

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    I found a new way to fight diseases





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    i blame all the chicks who carry hand sanitizer in the purses
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    british people get the vaccine at birth I believe
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    i blame all the chicks who carry hand sanitizer in the purses
    There is a big difference from rubbing hand sanitizer on your hands and taking antibiotics.

    You really cant become resistant to Ethyl Alcohol.
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    Well, wasn't it incredibly obvious this was going to happen? Think about it, why did, say humans survive? We evolved (Which is just a fancy term for a useful mutation) and were able to create and use tools, and identify threats and how to deal with them. It's plain obvious that when disease is exposed to a new threat long enough, it too will "evolve" to adapt.
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    Can't wait for smallpox to break out and become resistant.
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    And we are still worrying about Swine flu?

    God damn media overblowing worthless things. And god damn the media again for not reporting on this shit instead.

    Not exactly new news though, I've read bacteria and the like been doing this in a textbook a few years old.
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    This is why we need nano-medicine (there is no resistance to that).
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    This is a prettysick story
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    Just hope to god it doesn't unlock Drug-Resistance II.
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    Dennab
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    This is why we need nano-medicine (there is no resistance to that).
    no cuz they r robots and in all movies the robots hate ppl so they will turn on us and kill us all

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    I found a new way to fight diseases





    Same here:

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    I don't see how this is the drug's fault. Wouldn't the disease be far more likely to mutate into a more harmful strain if there was more of them?
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    Can't wait for smallpox to break out and become resistant.
    Small pox is the first living species to be intentionally made extinct by humans. It's only vector is humans, and so there really isn't any more smallpox.

    We still have some samples frozen in liquid nitrogen in case we need to make vaccine though.

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    I don't see how this is the drug's fault. Wouldn't the disease be far more likely to mutate into a more harmful strain if there was more of them?
    http://www.facepunch.com/showpost.ph...8&postcount=21
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    Let's all live on Mars
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    The bad thing about this is, that the only way to really kill off these is to stop medication (dangerous), let the non-resistant version of the virus take over and kick the resistant one out (dangerous) and then kickstart the treatment (fucking dangerous).
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    :derp:

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    Let's all live on Mars
    Alright but.


    Dont drink the water!
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    My dad had that Menicillan Resistant Staph infection a few months ago. It took over six months of treatments and finally surgery to remove that crap.

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    Small pox is the first living species to be intentionally made extinct by humans. It's only vector is humans, and so there really isn't any more smallpox.

    We still have some samples frozen in liquid nitrogen in case we need to make vaccine though.
    :geno:

    I lost about ten brain cells reading that.

    Smallpox is a virus, viruses aren't alive. And even if it was it wasn't the first thing humans wiped out. Look up the Dodo Bird, and a few others.

    You got it right about the CDC having samples of the virus on ice, just in case.

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    Oh my god.. I wish I could live like bubble boy :frown:

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    Dav0r, buy me a custom title. I'm far too poor ;_;
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    It's also people who don't finish there medication who contribute to resistance, not only over subscription.

  40. Post #40
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    This actually sounds like something my mum has.. no joke.. I hope to fucking god she doesnt have this.

    "an autumn hack"