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Funny how I have never heard of this, given that it kills so many people. Everyone always talks about Cancer, or Aids, or the Flue...Contralya 19:29, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Maybe I've been living under a rock, but...


I haven't heard much (anything) about "supergerms" or supergerm deaths until now... Is there a reason for this?



I read about supergerms in Reader's Digest (r), but they're BECOMING MORE COMMON!?!?!?! I'm scared!!!!!! Mutton333 22:56, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

  • You have to remember that nearly EVERY media dramatizes. For instance, it becoming more common probably means that more people actually have it, not that more people are getting it. Contralya 23:13, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

aww man...


dont drink the water they put something in it~!!!

Let me get this straight: this is for the superbug, what Aids is for HIV? Contralya 00:49, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Not precisely, but they both refer to the same disease (I think). Super-bug is slang for drug-resistant staph, where AIDS is the disease caused by the virus HIV (You can have HIV without AIDS, as you don't get AIDS the moment you get HIV). Bawolff 01:28, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Front page scared the shit out of me. 01:44, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, according to the L.A. Times, we're all gonna die.

Don't panic


It isn't the plague. Just wash you're hands and avoid areas were many people gather. It's not worth staying awake all night about. Contralya 06:32, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

It certainly isn't worth panicking about it, but it is a serious issue. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:54, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

I believe the statistics are in error. The original artical was on MSNBC a few days ago and it wasn't just Vermont ... in fact, Hawaii had it worst of the 50 states in USA. Seems it was something like 10,000 cases and the article said that the flesh eating staph COULD exceed AIDES sometime in the future.

Be very skeptical of this over-hyped article designed to scare people. There is a problem; but, the statistics are blown out of proportion in this article and the linked picture that brings you to the article is mis-stated as well.

Everything is backed up by sources. Your musing is bizarre when you could easily just go find out facts for yourself by looking at the sources or going Be skeptical of people who write claims "because seems it was they heard somewhere" instead of just verifying information easily. Everything is backed up by the sources - if anything is over-hyped, then blamed the American Medical Association, not us. We just report. --David Shankbone 12:18, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply



I get a cold everytime I go to the doctor. Sure hope I don't need surgery anytime soon. I should have spent more time having unprotected sex, I think my chances of long term survival would be better.

numbers appear to be wrong..


The tribune article states 'Nearly 19,000 Americans died in 2005 of invasive infections caused by drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria', and 'More than 94,000 Americans contracted life-threatening MRSA infections in 2005'.

Where did the 190,000 + 190,000 numbers in the wikinews article come from?

  • The numbers are 19,000 and 94,000, respectively. Unfortunately, the project isn't always the best at fighting vandalism that makes our news stories look ridiculous, including our lead stories. --David Shankbone 14:11, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply




this is the new T B or Cancer aides, or STD. I've been in the hosp for 4 or 5 times for MRSA. I now realize it's chronic. And remember folks, you CAN get it from sexual intercourse. So it's also an S T D . —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:31, 13 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hospital doesn't want to talk about it?


On an recent trip to the hospital and several surgeries I was said to have MRSA. It was responsibe for several extra days in FMC (Flagstaff, Arizona) When I was discharged I had to do my own antibio drip at home and at first it was 3 times a day, then I had a alergic reaction to the stuff, started shaking, developed a 105 degree fever and was back in the hospital again, released after a week and given a new drip to administer at home. Now it's over. What I am writing about is that no one at the hospital seemed to want to talk about it. I'm a pretty good judge of people and can usually tell when someone is avoiding something. Does anyone know why this avoidance is happening???

Did the hospital screw up or something? Thanks for any help>>>>> John Kovacsics —Preceding unsigned comment added by Johkov (talkcontribs) 21:25, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply



i think all jails should inforce cleaning instead of saying if you want to clean you can if you dont want to than you dont have too. Carmi white county jail in illinois is the nastiest jail they will leave you lay in your own shit they dont inforce any thing people need to put a stop and non- sanatized jails.

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Could someone who knows how to wiki edit actually add the original published article by JAMA? It's free to access for everyone.