The Washington Post just published a serious and scary opinion piece about the growing thread of anti-biotic resistant bacteria, and the increasing severity in both infections and potential harm.
‘Nightmare’ bacteria are real, and the U.S. needs to act fast
By David E. Hoffman, Published: October 20
“They can kill up to half the patients who get bloodstream infections from them, resist most or all antibiotics and spread resistance to other strains.”
The article details the growing number of deaths attributable to these infections and point to an alarming World Health Organization report that states, “A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.”
In particular, the Washington Post piece notes the seemingly complacent attitude most of the public have towards this very real and very serious threat, assuming that someone else will deal with it. But the scary part is that, to date, there are very few promising options on the horizon.
This, in particular, is why Biocidium’s research is so exciting. Early tests for our K-YUR 001AB are showing promising results for most types of anti-biotic resistant bacteria, and we remain extremely optimistic about the promise of our emerging research.
Read the full article from the Washington Post here: