[ExI] Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 15:31:30 UTC 2011
On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM, Sergio M.L. Tarrero wrote:
> If you google this report, you get a list of hundreds of conspiracy
> sites, all referring to this one article. :)
> Drug resistant e-coli didn't suddenly appear from a secret laboratory.
> It has been causing illness and deaths for years, gradually becoming
> resistant to more and more antibiotics.
> Doctors have been warning about the rise of drug resistant infections
> for many years. MRSA and e-coli are just the most common. The cause
> seems to be the widespread use of antibiotics in humans and dairy,
> beef and poultry farming. It is common to give antibiotics to healthy
> animals as this increases production and gives greater profits.
### There is no evidence that agricultural use of antibiotics caused
selection of resistant strains. The concentrations of antibiotics used
in animal feed are orders of magnitude lower than used in patients and
are incapable of producing the levels of resistance observed in
Multiple antibiotic resistance evolved in hospitals, was observed long
before the initiation of agricultural use (within a few years of
introduction of the first antibiotic), and it could have been largely
prevented if pharma companies were able to forbid inappropriate use of
their products (think treatment of sore throat).
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