Friday, January 25, 2013


FIGHTING SUPERBUG BACTERIA - ANOTHER ROSE GOWEN FAILURE

"A prominent British health official has declared the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs so grave a threat that the world is now facing an "apocalyptic scenario" in which people die of routine infections.

Dame Sally Davies, the U.K.'s chief medical officer (a role equivalent to the U.S. surgeon general), warned Parliament that contagious antibiotic-resistant disease is an imminent crisis and should be included on the government's official register of possible national emergencies, right next to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, according to the Guardian.

Superbugs are disease-causing bacteria that have evolved to have defenses against antibiotic drugs. Over the years, some strains of bacteria have become so robust they resist almost every weapon in our drug armamentarium."

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From the time Rose Gowen took office I pushed with the city commission a ban on importing antibiotics from Matamoros.  The overuse of antibiotics caused this problem.  I also urged county commissioners to ban the importation of antibiotics without a verified prescription.  In nearly 4 years in office Rose Gowen has never once responded to my emails.  Along these lines as a doctor/commissioner she was the perfect person to discuss HIV and Hep C as problems within Brownsville.  Again Rose Gowen gets an F.  As a doctor/commissioner Rose Gowen fails at every level.

Unlike our inept leadership in Brownsville and Cameron county, several years ago Mexico heeded the science on this issue and banned the sale of antibiotics without a prescription.  It says a lot about the incompetence of our local leadership that they refused to even consider the crisis, while Mexico had to act to protect US citizens along the border.

My doctor at the VA has a general rule of a 101 fever, along with verification the infection can be treated with antibiotics, before I can get a prescription.  We both are fully aware of the problem and are in full agreement as to the policy.  I regularly get diverticulitis and treat it without antibiotics.  Even now I have a sinus infection which developed after a cold, and am using over the counter remedies before an antibiotic will even be considered.

WHEN WILL BROWNSVILLE AND CAMERON COUNTY EDUCATE THE LOCALS ABOUT THIS CRISIS?

When it becomes epidemic - the lack of local education on this issue is an indictment on all of our local elected officials.

Some articles for your consideration

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2251417/MRSA-milk-Superbug-strain-cause-infections-humans-resistant-antibiotics.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/24/antibiotics-mrsa

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/29/bacteria-deadly-hospital-infection/1727667/



AND OUR LOCAL MORONS WE CALL LEADERS WILL CONTINUE TO SAY NOTHING ABOUT THE ABUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS ON THE BORDER

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post! Does the doctor varify which antibiotics to use by doing a culture and sensitivity test?

BobbyWC said...

Not needed in my case - I for example cannot take cipro - it causes major hallucinations - I only get 2 type infections - diverticulitis or sinus - so my doctor knows exactly what to use - but I am telling you - if I do not hit 101 sustained fever there will be no antibiotics - I am very fine with this - I understand the problem and respect every doctor who has stopped overusing antibiotics

Bobby WC