Super Bug


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(1) An organism which, when ingested by macrophages, is either not digested, or is resistant to phagocytosis

Examples Mycobacterium leprae and Leishmania spp reproduce in endocytotic vesicles, and Legionella spp—which inhibit intravesicular phagosomal acidification—turn off the system designed to destroy them
(2) A trival name for an extremophile, an organism—usually bacterial—which survives and thrives in extreme environments, e.g., in highly acid or alkaline settings, temperatures above boiling or below freezing, in deserts, etc.
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Bottom line, if we don't create harmony between all parties, the carbon cycle will be destroyed and super bugs will rule the day.
These students comprehend the danger of stopping antibiotics too early and their personal role in preventing new super bugs.
I'd be ashamed to think I was taking the cash from a brilliant health service which needs all the money it can get to keep on giving patients excellent care - while doing what it can to crush the super bug plague.
It comes as a Government hit squad has been drafted in to help slash high rates of super bug MRSA on the wards.
University scientists looked into methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA or hospital super bug.
The MRSA super bug in our hospitals is a scandal considering the billions of pounds pouring into the health service.
Given her brush with death as a result of contracting a super bug in hospital, you'd think she'd want to steer clear of surgery.
A HOSPITAL trust in crisis has pledged to tackle its mounting debts and the super bug threat in an action plan for the next year.
Then she contracted the killer super bug MSSA in hospital and nearly died.
Hospital super bug MRSA can be reduced by using copper alloys for surfaces on wards, a new study by scientists found.
NEW equipment which can rapidly diagnose if patients have contracted a hospital super bug has been developed by a Coventry firm.
THE media coverage surrounding the MRSA super bug has lef to some papers calling for a ban on hospital visiting.