Q: Are vaccines available or being developed for MRSA? Those infections hurt and kill vastly more people than the measles.

A: No vaccine for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) yet exists for this bacterium, once thought to spread only among hospital inpatients, but several pharmaceutical companies have launched research programs. One promising development comes from Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which discovered that the NDV-3 vaccine can reduce this super bug’s severity and progression while preventing MSRA from more deeply invading tissues. MRSA is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections. It has become a serious man-made problem. As explained by the Mayo Institute, “MRSA is the result of decades of often unnecessary antibiotic use. For years, antibiotics have been prescribed for colds, flu and other viral infections that don’t respond to these drugs. Even when antibiotics are used appropriately, they contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria because they don’t destroy every germ they target. Bacteria live on an evolutionary fast track, so germs that survive treatment with one antibiotic soon learn to resist others.”

Comments

  1. Diane Shears says:

    We can no longer trust the safety and efficacy of BigPharma vaccines and drugs. We must look elsewhere for help.

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