Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbug Pneumonia: 37 States, 50% Mortality Rate

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

This is possibly our biggest infection control dilemma yet.

Although cases of this particular pneumonia infection have been on the rise worldwide for the past 10 years, there is an alarming spread recently across the US.

What makes this opportunistic “superbug” such a nightmare is that it is Carbapenem-Resistant, meaning “last resort antibiotic” resistant. It’s a Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP); Klebsiella pneumoniae is a strain of Klebsiella which is related to E. Coli and Salmonella from the family Enterobacteriaceae.

Thirty-seven states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico have reported the outbreak, up from thirty-five states last year. The CDC believes it is also spreading in 14 other US territories but is going unreported.

Found inside the gut; outside of the gut, it can cause lethal infection. The major reservoirs of infection are the gastrointestinal tracts of patients, catheters, ventilators, unclean instruments, and the hands of hospital personnel. It zeros in on hospitals, ICUs, long-term care facilities like nursing homes, and those with immune-compromised conditions.

It is a potential community-acquired type of pneumonia (one not acquired from hospitals) and the bug has an incredible ability to mutate and resist. It does indeed carry a fatality rate of up to 50 percent or more! That's 10 percent more than last year's reports.

There are a couple of antibiotics that have been shown to kill these superbugs, but can also risk death for CRKP victims. Even the FDA cautions that some of the last resort antibiotics create an "increased risk of death" in pneumonia patients.

According to medical officer Alexander Kallen of the CDC last year, “failure to recognize CRE infections when they first occur in a facility has resulted in a missed opportunity to intervene before these organisms are transmitted more widely."

Now is an ideal time to avoid typical healthcare facilities and make or stock colloidal silver -- the best defense against resistant superbugs such as CRKP.

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Anonymous said...

Since antibiotics don't work, I suggest everyone Google 'salt room' and look into 'salt therapy' as a good alternative.

Anonymous said...

calloidal silver isn't the cure, because that is too big a suspension sized molecule for the body to utilize.

Anonymous said...

It is called evolution. This is a long time coming and is as inevitable as the tide.

The best defense?
Stay warm, eat chicken soup and don't get old!

Gordo said...

"Since antibiotics don't work, I suggest everyone Google 'salt room' and look into 'salt therapy' as a good alternative."

I have had pneumonia this summer in Australia. After 3 courses of antibiotics and steroids to no avail, sitting on the beach and sucking in the air for many hours a day made all the difference.

good advice.

Anonymous said...

I like the sitting at the beach idea. But hey look into silver for health go to

Anonymous said...

Vit D3 to boost immunity, it was recommended when we had the swine flu out break, and its just a brilliant vitamin that triggers out bodies natural anti biotics to kick in and fight all sorts of life threatening diseases.

Anonymous said...

Use Colloidal Silver, Cider vinegar with the mother, tons of garlic, cayenne pepper, habaneros & liquid oxygen (food grade hydrogen peroxide).

Anonymous said...

Personal Experience: My #1 defense is a Zapper (mine is a Croft Terminator), but if you are so inclined, you can even make a simple one. They REALLY work. #2 defense is MMS, now hard to find because of gov't. MMS is much harsher on system and tastes nasty. So I personally would never take it long term, but it kicks serious microbe butt in short term.

I've tried many various vitamins and herbs (except colloidal silver, so I can't compare that). NOTHING, not even conventional antibiotics, comes close to the power of a Zapper and MMS.

Anonymous said...

Read Linus Pauling's books on the effects of Vitamin C.

Alexandria said...

Vitamin D3 50,000 mgs, start it right now!!

Anonymous said...

Allicin -- good for whatever ails you. Great natural antibiotic.

Joe Greenfield said...

Miracle Mineral Solutions at

Anonymous said...

Seriously, 50,000 mgs of vitamin d3 will kill you dead...jackass, if you must spout off homeopathic cures make sure you know wtf you are talking about...50000 iu of d3 is excessive.. Take 5000 iu's and you'll be fine

Anonymous said...

50k mgs of D3 won't kill do some research.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes people pass info on in good faith believing in it without first researching the facts. Before beginning any cure please do your research.

Anonymous said...

Doctors often recommend 50,000 ius of d3 to their patients who are deficient, but this is usually a single dose to hold them for two weeks, followed by much smaller doses. It won't kill you, but you probably shouldn't do 50,000 ius daily. 5-10,000 daily seems reasonable.

Anonymous said...

I have had 2 flu's since 1995. This is because I started taking 1000mg. of vitamin C every day. In the year 2000, I got a real bad flu. Since then, I have added a natural mulitvitamin with D3 in it per day and take Ester C (last 12 hours). I also use the alcohol hand wash a lot. If I even get around someone with a cold, I take a Vitamin C, E, and A and D3 and not the multivitamin that day. If I feel a slight stuffy nose or any sign of a cold I immediately take another Vitamin C (even in the middle of the night) It has worked so far. By the way, before 1995, I was getting 3 or 4 flu's a year.

Greg said...

1 tsp colloidal silver in a cheapo nebulizer. Inhale for 10 minutes. Twice a day. Done. This works for all bacterial infections and some viral.

Anonymous said...

We cure our dogs with deadly Parvo with Pau D Arco, also good for bug bites. Look it up, seen it do amazing stuff. It's crazy that it works so well because you never hear about it but I really can't say enough about it. I tell you I laugh at any bird flu, or superbugs or anything like that. That's not a threat to us anymore thank God.

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