Superbugs can still be treated. The doctors said that some infections that recognize of antibiotic-resistant, cured by conventional antibiotics.
Many so-called superbugs, which are supposed to be resistant to antibiotics, still amenable to their influence, as suggested by scientists from Duke University in North Carolina. Laboratory tests have shown that even those bacteria that were found to be unresponsive to medications, over time, gave way under the onslaught of antibiotics. The researchers now hope to be able to create tests that can recognize infections that respond to antibiotics, but over time regain strength. This will allow doctors to beat bacteria at their weakest point, which will save patients from having to receive large doses of drugs.
The findings of this study are very important. Antibiotics are widely prescribed by General practitioners and doctors from hospitals, which first harmless bacteria turn into the most dangerous microorganisms. The world health organization has previously warned that if mankind will not do anything about this, then the world will enter a “post-antibiotic” when tuberculosis, syphilis, and pneumonia will again become a death sentence.
The difference between amenable and not amenable to antibiotic superbugs were not previously demonstrated. The study authors analyzed several of superbugs over time, which influenced the first ever antibiotic penicillin. It turned out that some stubborn bacteria shows resistance and resist antibiotics, but only then. At first, they still have significant losses due to exposure to these drugs prior to re-mobilize and fight back. Only after that superbugs are showing steady resistance and produce a sufficient amount of a substance called beta lactamase, which negates the effects of antibiotics. (READ MORE)