Invisible Enemy: “Superbacterium” began to kill humanity

The accidental discovery in 1928 by Alexander Fleming of penicillin marked the victory of mankind over pathogenic bacteria and viruses. The plague, smallpox, and now seemingly fearless flu, which recently mowed millions of people, retreated. It was believed that a complete victory was achieved, but the "invisible enemy" was preparing to strike back. Specialists report an increase in the number of infections resistant to modern drugs. Are we returning to Middle Ages 2.0 in terms of fear of viruses?




The American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of the emergence of the so-called "superbug." Last year, it infected more than 2 million US residents. 23 thousand of them died because traditional medicines did not help, and the body itself could not cope with the disease. One of the hard-to-recover Americans describes his indignation as follows:

The feeling that I am not in the United States, but in a third world country, where medicine is at the level of the beginning of the last century, does not leave me.


Fans of sensory sensations will be useful to know that a dangerous mutation of the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has occurred. Sexually transmitted disease, which was defeated only in the middle of the last century, became again a serious threat. Scientists thawed programs to study the seemingly defeated "shameful ailment."

Why this happens is easily explained by the very nature of bacteria. They are the oldest inhabitants of our planet and retain all their inherent properties - variability, heredity and the ability to natural selection. It is enough for one bacterium to develop resistance to the drug, and this information will be transmitted to the “descendants” with incredible speed. Some microorganisms can produce up to 72 new generations per day.

Every day on the planet uses a huge amount of various antibiotics, many of which are sold without a prescription. Bacteria face this challenge and gradually adapt to it. The result is the emergence of new versions of old diseases, which pills that peas against the wall. In 2017, a woman died from Klebsiella pneumoniae in the United States. She could not help 26 types of antibiotics.

That sounds scary. And some doctors even give extremely pessimistic forecasts. For example, Alexander Myasnikov, head physician of the capital city clinical hospital No. 71, explains:

The widespread use of antibiotics has caused widespread resistance. I think that we have already lost this invention of medicine.


If this is true, then antibiotics allowed us to win only in battle, but not in a centuries-old war with the "invisible enemy." Superbacteria now require superantibiotics, otherwise we will return to the Middle Ages medically. The “arms race” begins, on the success of which the lives of millions of people will depend.
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  1. beeper Offline
    beeper 19 August 2019 13: 22
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    It is necessary to look for ways and learn non-pharmacologically to stimulate the body’s own immune forces - in potential they are just as powerful as any superbugs that oppose us! IMHO.
    1. Joe Cook Offline
      Joe Cook (Joe Cook) 19 August 2019 13: 47
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      It is dangerous to play stimulation with the immune system. You can get oncology.
      1. beeper Offline
        beeper 19 August 2019 13: 57
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        In-in! It was the first-priority fight against oncology that he had in his thoughts when he wrote about nonpharmacological (including targeted action on the subconscious) ways to solve this (you must admit that it was expected!) Problem with "resistant" superbacteria.
        Pharmacology is not a panacea, it is (mega-profitable or mega-costly, depending on which side, drug manufacturers or the patient, look!) A prolonged dead end way of treating people, and “superbacteria” is just one of the proofs of this (and the further into the “progress of world Pharma ", the more there will be such convincing" stocks "!)! IMHO.
        1. Joe Cook Offline
          Joe Cook (Joe Cook) 20 August 2019 04: 51
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          You can, of course, not treat anyone at all. Hope for natural selection, BUT! The rich will still be quietly treated and developed drugs for themselves. Well, bacteria with viruses adjust, but a person, like, smart, must sit and wait for viruses to prevail?
          1. beeper Offline
            beeper 20 August 2019 11: 08
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            Dear John Cook, the pluses, like my counterpart, are from you, but I really called on “to hope for natural selection” and “sit and wait,” to be honest, or did you just not understand my “thinking” ??! smile
            1. Joe Cook Offline
              Joe Cook (Joe Cook) 21 August 2019 02: 59
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              And, yes, apparently, I didn’t immediately catch it. Yesterday I read about new areas of oncology treatment, in terms of stimulating and directing immunity to diseased cells. True, so far with a side effect, followed by a decrease in the entire immune system.
              1. beeper Offline
                beeper 21 August 2019 03: 37
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                But this, again, after all, it is proposed to carry out using "artificial substances", since there are side effects and attrition is observed - the extinction of the immune system ?!
                And with “substances” it always happens like this - “we cure one thing and cripple another” - this is by no means an “ideal solution” to the problem! Which can only be with an “internal” awakening — mobilization of the individual immune system to fight this malignant disease (so far only spontaneous cases of such “miraculous” healing by the synergy of all the forces of the body are known)!
  2. Oleg RB Offline
    Oleg RB (Oleg) 19 August 2019 17: 39
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    Apparently they drink a little vodka.
    1. nesvobodnaja Offline
      nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 19 August 2019 18: 02
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      Experimenting on the spot, most likely. Then they will carry to the world, as their "der * democratization".
      Or maybe they already have.
  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 August 2019 20: 10
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    - No matter how terrible illnesses exist in the world, no matter what epidemics rage and threaten all of humanity ... - all this only to a small extent concerns the Chinese ... - nothing affects the Chinese and no pestilence takes them ... - Alas ...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 August 2019 09: 30
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    In terrible America, for not treating a number of diseases - for example, tuberculosis - the term and compulsory treatment.

    I wonder how we do it .... besides the growth of HIV, this has already been announced ...
  5. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 21 August 2019 05: 27
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    I will not touch on diseases that are not fully understood. Now there are a large number of diseases that conventional SES has successfully coped with. Fighting the investigation will not lead to anything good. It is necessary to revive prevention.