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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"We have noticed an initial surplus of patients who never visited hospital before being infected by super bugs," she told the GDN.
Bottom line, if we don't create harmony between all parties, the carbon cycle will be destroyed and super bugs will rule the day.
Likewise, after reading reports about life-threatening bacterial infections, you might be stunned to learn that one of every 30 people is unwittingly carrying one of the most lethal super bugs of the 21st century.
The money is equivalent to ALL the other compensation claims by super bug sufferers.
After Super Bug's antics, members of Gene Action and Nuna Robinson from the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) encouraged everyone to keep up the fight against GMO's.
After soaring super bug rates, hospital bosses in the North East have finally got the infection under control.
A top scientist from Huddersfield today pledged: the MRSA super bug can be beaten.
Dr Gibbons was asked questions about morale in the health service, prescription charges, and the MRSA 'super bug.' He said the assembly government was committed to abolishing prescription charges and would be promoting a 'back to basics' approach to cleanliness.
Mr Howard was said to be particularly interested in the role modern matrons had in keeping hospitals clean and free from the MRSA super bug.
KARACHI -- Chief Secretary Sindh, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, has directed the officials concerned to launch an awareness campaign to inform the people about the Super Bug Typhoid.
Figures released by the HPA in the summer showed that cases of the super bug MRSA had fallen by 10% in a year.
A CORONER last night concluded that a baby died 36 hours after being bom as a result of contracting the deadly super bug MRSA.