“Nightmare bacteria.” “The end of antibiotics.” You’ve seen these headlines – and they are legitimately alarming. The point is that the antibiotics we have relied on for decades are now increasingly unable to fight off invading threats in our bodies. So, if we can’t kill the bugs within human hosts, that means the requirement for thorough infection prevention is getting even more urgent. Stopping the *spread* of those bacteria – what are known as nosocomial infections – is doubly critical. And with what? Stronger chemicals with longer contact times? We think we have a better way with engineered water solutions. Certain engineered technology can create disinfectants strong enough to kill these dangerous pathogens. The future belongs to engineered water – safety without relying on chemicals that create their own health hazards. Read the “nightmare bacteria” interview with a CDC associate director…
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Drug-resistant organisms: A skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Blue Hill, Nebraska is ground zero for an outbreak of Salmonella Newport, a potentially drug-resistant strain of bacteria that in this case has caused 17 confirmed illnesses and 2 additional probable cases among residents, visitors and staff.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services expects to have results on the isolates regarding susceptibility of the Salmonella Newport serotype later this week, according to spokeswoman.
Four residents of the Blue Hill Care Center were hospitalized for a short time after showing symptoms, and one visitor remains in the hospital.
Blue Hill is located in Webster County about 175 miles south and west of Omaha.
The outbreak is being investigated by the state and local South Heartland District Health Department,