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Superbugs Are Pretty Much Everywhere Now

mrsaIt seems like every few months the news comes out with another story about superbugs, and the once innocent locations that they can now be found in. After decades of overprescribing antibiotics to people and livestock, they’re starting to win the arms race against our medical system, and every time I hear about them, it seems like science has found these pathogens in a scary new place. So I thought to myself, is anyone keeping track of this? Is anyone documenting all of the places and things that these superbugs have contaminated?

I’m sure there’s a CDC database somewhere that’s keeping track of this, but I can’t seem to find a definitive list online. Fortunately, that ends today. Let’s take a look at a few of the places and things that these critters have been known to occupy.

However, there’s a good chance that none of this matters for some of you. About 2-10 percent of you [9] reading this already carry MRSA without showing any symptoms. All told, about 80,000 people are infected with MRSA [10], and over 11,000 die every year in America. Fortunately, that number is declining, but MRSA is just one superbug that has arguably been around the longest, so it has had plenty of time to spread. There are many more resistant bugs waiting in the wings, and by 2050 [11] they may be killing more people than cancer does today.

Truly, superbugs are no longer just some strange phenomenon. They’ve gone mainstream, and they are pretty much everywhere now.