Jeff Regan, MCI, United States discussed on WBBM Programming


Here is the money to pay the Bill. Just a few dollars. We bought ciprofloxacin and amongst the ceiling. Both vitally important antibiotics used to treat infections all over the world and then without even discussing symptoms. We asked for a bottle of Callisto the same powerful antibiotic that saved David Ritchie and the babies in the intensive care unit. Mrs clinton. But lost line antibody. Aren't the only ones be dosed week Callisto Roman on Luxembourg Ovalles and took us to this poultry farm outside Delhi? What's up with a mixed feed with four different types of antibiotics, including Khalistan antibiotics make animals grow foster and stave off infection. It's a practice pioneered in the United States. Where a dozen different antibiotics are approved for use in farm animals. What is the problem with giving these chickens antibiotics? Around us, the chicks heating constantly antibiotics in that feed, which means they're back to being exposed to be antibiotics on a constant basis and constantly selecting for resistance. What does that mean selecting for resistance? It means that the bacteria in those chicken being exposed to antibiotics which kill all the bacteria that a sensitive to the antibiotics leaving behind only resistant bacteria, which don't respond to about. It means these chickens obeying accidentally read to create superbox because they're being antibiotics every single day abilities. And once a superbug evolves in animals, you can spread to humans through soil mortar and the handling all eating of meat. That's exactly what happened in China when pigs that were fed Khalistan developed to genetic mutation cold MCI one it makes bacteria resistant to Khalistan. The findings were first published in two thousand fifteen just three years later. MCI one was found in more than forty countries in two thousand seventeen sixty nine year old Jeff Regan became one of the first Americans to be found with MCI one. He arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital delirious and with a fever of one hundred six so they discovered that you've been infected with bacteria carrying the gene MC one. Became like a famous person at the hospital. It's very strange within a day or two of that a lot of different doctor for coming into. Visit me asking me a lot of questions. What were they asking? You asking me where I've been in the last six months what my travel this, you know, everything about my life microbiologist and infectious disease. Dr Sarah was worried the infection could spread so she put a Regan in isolation. Had you ever seen MCI one before we had not this was the first one that our lab had isolated MCI one was forced boated in pigs in China. How does it end up in Jeff? It's a great question. It's not completely clear how it ended up in Jeff it's entirely possible that he picked this up during his travel. I know he's been to the Caribbean and share one has been reported in the Caribbean. And so it's possible that when he was there he ate something. That maybe wasn't well cooked or he picked it up then colonized his after intestinal tract the centers for disease control is now tracking MCI one and told us they have found isolated cases in nineteen states. The superbug is still in a Regan system and with Callisto now no longer an option. He's relying on the one antibiotic lift that can fight it. And if that bacteria became resistant to that one antibiotic that still woods what would happen. Then right now, that's my last line of defense. So you wouldn't survive without it? Told that. Some people might hit this and think well, the the best way to protect myself is just to not travel to India not travel to other developing countries resistant bacteria that had developed in the United States. So that you're susceptible to you know, this is a problem. It doesn't stay confined to any single case as an individual. Can I have any impact on this problem using individual can have a huge impact by first recognizing that taking antibiotics inappropriately to follow home than good. So even if you didn't care about resistance for other people, you might consider the fact that the antibodies won't work for you. When you need them. Every morning. The McDonald's kitchen is a symphony fizzling toasty mcmuffin symphonies. To.

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