Honey what's for dinner? We're having Staphylococcus Aureus

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  1. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Testers tested 136 samples of grocery store meat from 26 grocery stores in 5 US cities and have found antibiotic resistant strains of Staphylococcus aures contaminating the products for sale.

    It seems that S. aureus is not tested regularly and according to the study it was found inside the meat. Meaning that it most likely did not come from handling but as a likely result of "densely-stocked industrial farms, where food animals are steadily fed low doses of antibiotics... ideal breeding grounds for drug-resistant bacteria that move from animals to humans."

    Yum.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Do we have a Staphylococcus Aureus gap with the Ruskies??

    The Pentagon must be informed. :eek:
     
  3. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget the fact that we(not me) are all pansies and over use antibiotics, adding to the problem. It looks like it is up to someone to write a book like the jungle, to expose the dark truth of the farms, and how humans are idiots. And farmers should go to farm school, then they wouldent be stupid. By this point I'm just rambling but this is really bad.
     
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    It's apparently killed off by cooking, too.

    Note to self: Cook food before eating. Oh wait-
     
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    Do we have to carry electron microscopes with us to the supermarkets now?
     
  6. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    In this particular case, I think it's less the fact that we overuse antibiotics on ourselves (though that may be true) and more the fact that animal feedlots (which produce most of our meat) use massive amounts of antibiotics to sustain their massive population density and generally unhygienic conditions.
     
  7. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    This is why you should have a drink just prior to dinner, another during dinner and several after.

    Drives them out of your body and hopefully into those of annoying people.
     
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    So what you're saying is that a bug which is is on 20% of our skins
    is not being routinely tested for? :eek: Get a grip peeps - as with any bug, only the immunocompromised and others in the high risk groups should think around this. I'm not a big fan of conspiracy theories, but I am someone who believes the antimicrobial surface cleaner manufacturers have vested interests in these kind of scare stories.
     
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    Well, they proved their worth, during the S.A.R.S. crisis a few years ago.

    Although I seldom use them in hospitals, clinics, etc, preferring to actually wash my hands, now and then, and keep my fingers out of any orifice. ;)

    Perhaps they were made for lazy people? :p
     
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    As someone in the health profession, you should probably do both. We are advised to use the alcohol gels in between patients, with washing hands on leaving a bay. It's the kitchen/ bathroom cleaners I'm suspicious about.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Germaphobes always amuse me.

    You first want to put the meat in a antimicrobial bath, soak for 24 hours, and then for extra safety rinse the meat in bleach. Then you can cook it.:D
     
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    Alcohol-based yes, it's the anti-bacterial foam that I stay away from.

    I transport people with compromised immune systems, and I can safely say not one has caught a transmittable contagion from me, to my knowledge.

    I get the flu shot every year, and can't remember the last time I was sick, excluding the little cancer thingie. ;)
     
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    Difficult to prove. At our hospital we have a venflon [IV cannula] audit, and you have to put your name if you insert it (or attempt to insert it) or if you remove it/ inspect it, so in theory if you insert it and the patient contracts an MRSA/ MSSA you could be implicated if the patient was previously negative. We also have a pre-employment hand washing assessment using a dye and an ultraviolet light box. Furthermore all patient are swabbed for MRSA in nasal and groin swabs on admission.
     
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    Well yes, I don't stab my people with anything sharper than my wit.

    I know what MRSA is, having been swabbed for it before my surgery. And groin? lol They went right for my anus. No farting about here. ;)

    I have seen patients who tested positive, have a room to themselves, and gowned staff going in and out of their room. Even visitors are gowned.
     
  15. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Staph is everywhere. It lives in our noses and skin.

    Bacteria is everywhere. Luckily we have enough bacteria living on/in us that a new strain won't harm us because it won't be able to survive due to competition. Our own natural staph is opportunistic too given the right conditions.

    Imagine the food in hospitals!

    I think we'll be ok.
     
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    If the animal is healthy, the only bacteria is on the surface of the cut.

    Scorch that, and enjoy your bloody repast. :D
     
  18. joepunk thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes bacteria is everywhere. But this stuff is resistant to anti-biotics.

    You're ok as long as you don't contract anti-biotic resistant bacteria.
     
  19. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    I come home w/MRSA every night. wash your hands, cook you food, spray some lysol
     
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    Right. You got a bacteria resistant to 500ºF on BBQ??
     
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    Yes.

    That, and Geiger Counters... :eek:

    ;)
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Some do.
     
  23. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    That's why I only eat grass fed meat and organic foods.
     
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    And deluding yourself into thinking you are healthier. I suppose your food is never touched by human hands other than your own. :rolleyes:
     
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