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Old 10-17-2007, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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WASHINGTON -- A county in southern Virginia closed its 21 schools on Wednesday to clean them to prevent the spread of a dangerous bacterial infection that killed a 17-year-old high school student, officials said.

Staph Infection Worries Close 21 Va. Schools - NewsMax - America's News Page (http://www.newsmax.com/us/superbug/2007/10/17/41852.html - broken link)
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:13 AM
 
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That is rather frightening and has been in the news a lot lately.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:04 AM
 
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Wash your hands frequently, and pracitice good hygiene, and diet intake. Chances are you will not be subjected to this.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:18 AM
 
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Some good precautions that i do are taking natures antibiotic i.e. lots of Garlic and also a good Probiotic formula as the good bacteria will protect the intestinal lining and assist the immune system to fight off pathogens and lastly i take high amounts of Vit-C as this raises Interferon levels which keep the Mast cells on high alert.....
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:41 AM
 
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Keep in mind that excessive amounts of garlic will affect the blood clotting mechanism, resulting in increased bleeding time.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Keep in mind that excessive amounts of garlic will affect the blood clotting mechanism, resulting in increased bleeding time.
You are correct about Garlic's blood thinning properties eddiek. However here in the USA i think most should be more concerned about internal blleeding from the amounts of Asprin and other NSAIDS as Americans buy these by the tons on an anuual basis.

Infact with half the population as obese and eating fast/junkfoods and probably having Wax plaque in their arteries they may want to take something natural as Garlic however i doubt that they will.....
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Also, most of the meat supply is overdosed with antibiotics, so the more you eat, the more resistant you will be to the drugs that treat this.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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You can get great information about community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staph aureus by googling your state's department of health website.
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