We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Disturbing drug resistant superbug rattles globe

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease


There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV


Disturbing drug resistant superbug rattles globe
A superbug that first inflicted pain in China but has now been discovered in Canada and a dozen other countries is sounding alarms within the medical community, with one health professor calling it the biggest, but most under-reported, story of 2015. “It’s clearly the biggest story to come out [in 2015],” said Lance Price, a professor of environmental health at George Washington University, where he studies antibiotic resistance, the Star reported. “There have been horrible things all year, but this is the most disturbing.” The gene, called MCR-1, produces an enzyme that bolsters the strength of bacteria to the point where even the last-ditch antibiotic treatments – colistin – have no effect.

Mutated strain detected in S. Korean MERS virus outbreak
A mutation of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which has killed dozens during its South Korean outbreak, could have created a more potent and contagious stain, scientists have revealed. After testing the bodily fluids of eight people infected with MERS, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) discovered that the virus had genetically mutated compared to previous cases reported in the world. In particular, the mutation resulted in a spike of glycoprotein, the element that is responsible for infiltrating human cells and proliferating.

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