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Old 11-01-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This article is a few months old but still quite worrisome. I contracted MRSA in the hospital a few years ago and was recently told I will always be at risk of it showing up again.

Goodbye, Magic Bullet: Hello, Highly Resistant Gonorrhea | Wired Science | Wired.com
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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The New Yorker magazine's 10/01/12 issue had article by Dr. Jerome Groopman on this very thing.
Medical Dispatches: "Sex and the Superbug".
Article is hidden behind paywall online, but I read copy of magazine from local library.
Scary stuff.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This article is a few months old but still quite worrisome. I contracted MRSA in the hospital a few years ago and was recently told I will always be at risk of it showing up again.

Goodbye, Magic Bullet: Hello, Highly Resistant Gonorrhea | Wired Science | Wired.com

A live broadcast from the University of Southampton today (4 April 2011) highlighted the effectiveness of antimicrobial copper in preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms, such as MRSA, in hospitals.
Tying in with the theme of this week's World Health Day 'Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread' a live experiment from a laboratory at the University of Southampton used state-of-the-art fluorescent microscopy to show copper eradicating an exceptionally high challenge of MRSA bacteria one of the notorious antibiotic-resistant superbugs within minutes.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Looks like I won't be blowing my money on liquor and women anymore ... just liquor. AKA thank god I'm married.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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Makes you wonder why more hospitals don't have more copper doesn't it?...Infectious Ideas: Using Antimicrobial Copper Alloys in Hospitals, <br>by Alice Ro - Core77
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