304 SPORTS SCORES
  • Tygarts Valley 59Hannan 8Final[ view all ]
  • Sissonville 26Liberty 7Final[ view all ]
  • Doddridge County 27Valley Wetzel 7Final[ view all ]
  • Clay-Battelle 20Van 12Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 42Elkins 0Final[ view all ]
  • Braxton County 13Webster County 12Final[ view all ]
  • Grafton 50Lincoln 49Final[ view all ]
  • Robert C. Byrd 56North Marion 21Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 21John Marshall 6Final[ view all ]
  • Pendleton County 50Tucker County 6Final[ view all ]
  • Magnolia 34Tyler Consolidated 0Final[ view all ]
  • University 29Preston 25Final[ view all ]
  • Fairmont Senior 35Buckhannon-Upshur 27Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 34Gilmer County 13Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 42South Harrison 7Final[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Lisitngs | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
   
 
 
 
Super Bug: Deadly Infection That's "Smarter" Than Medicine
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on December 03, 2012 @ 7:49PM
Created on December 03, 2012 @ 7:15PM
 
You go to the hospital when you feel sick. You get medicine. You keep taking it after you feel better. Usually this is how things go when you're trying to knock something out of your system. It turns out that doing this too often could lead to a serious problem with a rapid infection tearing through your body.

The super bug is an infection that is smarter than a lot of antibiotics and therefore, resistant against them. A lot of time, the super bug spreads in larger university hospitals. Luckily, we don't have any cases around here.

In the past, 42 states have seen super bug cases in one place or another. The super bug reacts kind of like a staph infection or MRSA but a lot more intense.
 
The bug starts as an infection, generally one that has been over treated with the same class of antibiotics. Your body then becomes familiar with the bacteria and the medication that has been used to treat it in the past. What's been happening at some medical centers now is that doctors are running out of medications to treat certain strands, and it becomes deadly. The super bug can spread in a center, especially among people with lowered immune systems.
 
Some doctors think that by limiting the use of antibiotics when it's not appropriate can actually decrease the rates of these multi-drug resistant organisms in developing.

Share
Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WVFX FOX10 on Facebook
WVFX FOX10 on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV RSS Feeds
WDTV SMS
WDTV Mobile App