Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 is Undermining India’s Medical Sector. The pandemic potential of such a microbe is enormous.
NDM-1 infections already turned up in more than 35 countries last year — often in the bodies of medical tourists, who had traveled to India or Pakistan for cheap surgeries and other procedures. And NDM-1 bacteria have also been found in drinking water and in puddles around New Delhi.
Then, in 2010, a study of a New Delhi-area hospital found that 24 percent of bacterial infections there could resist the last-resort carbapenem antibiotics.
The pandemic potential of such a microbe is enormous.
In India, antibiotic use is virtually unregulated. Antibiotics are widely available without a prescription and, as in the United States, affluent people tend to consume the drugs whether medically necessary or not –
– for everything from colds to diarrhea. Meanwhile, when ill, India’s poor tend to scrape together a few rupees to buy a couple doses of antibiotic at a time, enough to quell their symptoms but not enough to clear their infections.
Both patterns of consumption contribute to the development of drug-resistant bacteria. So, it is no wonder that, even before the new super-resistant strain was first documented, over 50 percent of the bacterial infections that occurred in Indian hospitals were resistant to commonly used antibiotics.
Source: Foreign Affairs.com
Since I have lived in India , I know that the use of antibiotics are out of hands. In the Indian culture, people go to the doctor with the slightest fewer.
The village doctor want to play “safe”, and give then patient a handful of medicine. Also antibiotics.
It seems to not matter at all if antibiotics is recurred or not. No one will be able to blame the doctor for an untimely death, because an “large amount” of medicine was given. Indians will says: “The doctor surely did his best”.
An Indian doctor who do not give half a dozen of medicine to a patient, will be replaced. People in India demand and expect a heavy doze.
The Bible explains that pandemics or pests will strike Earth in the last days. Two or three billion people will perish.
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth
The solution is simple. Give your life to your creator God. He came down from Heaven, and payed the atonement for your sins with His own blood.
Jesus the Messiah is the creator, He is alive, and holds the Universe in His hands. Amen.
Written by Ivar