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Seems global mobility has struck again; with the importation of an anti-biotic resistant super bug, allegedley imported from cheap operations in India, where a more casual attitude to the use of anti-biotics is thought to have created a resistant strain. Time to tighten up our borders or is already too late? :?

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SARS and Swine Flu didn't work, Global Warming is cooling down, so they have to find something else to keep us terrified :wink::wink:

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So which part of it, don't you believe Asp? The part that says that a genetic mutation has been caused by the misuse of anti-biotics in India, where they can be obtained without prescription? Or the bit where they're claiming patients are returning from cheap cosmetic surgery in India, carrying this infection? Or the bit where they claim it's resistant to all but a couple of really strong anti-biotics? :? The recent pandemic scare, with the Mexican Flu, was actually a pandemic, and demonstrated the phenomenal global spread of such an organism in today's global village - it was sheer luck that that particular strain proved non-lethal. :shock:

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If anti-biotics are not taken as a fukll course for the prescribed period, the bacteria has an opportunity to mutate and develope a resistance - if fiolk can buy and take them like dolly mixtures - problems will occur. Not my reasoning, but a Professor interviewed on Newsnight. :roll:

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