Israeli Scientists Find New Strain Of MRSA Bacteria Spreading In Gaza City, Palestinian Health Ministry Denies Report
Once they can no longer deny the problem, expect Hamas or the PA to claim that “Zionists” intentionally infected Palestinians in an effort to destroy them …
Dr. Gili Regev-Yochay, a physician participating in the project and a researcher at the infectious disease unit at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, said: ‘We found that the bacterium is transmitted very rapidly in Gaza. At first we thought it came from a European volunteer and spread because of the overcrowding, but genetic markers of the Gaza bacterium make us believe that it’s a different strain. We assume it developed resistance to antibiotics in some unique process that occurred in Gaza.’
In recent years, the international medical establishment has become increasingly preoccupied with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, like MRSA. It is not enough that medical institutions take preventive measures against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, because it has become clear that they no longer attack only in the hospital setting but are also liable to spread in the general community.
The MRSA bacterium, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is liable to become very aggressive. In September 1999, four children in the Chicago area allegedly died suddenly of toxic shock after coming into contact with MRSA in the community, without having been hospitalized. The virulent strain called USA300, which has become one of the most aggressive bacteria and is known as a ‘superbug,’ has been identified in several individuals in Israel but there have been no outbreaks like those reported in the United States.” Read more.
Gaza Health Ministry denies drug-resistant bacteria rampant in the Strip – “Gaza’s Health Ministry denied a report that a drug-resistant superbug was widespread throughout the Strip, the Ma’an news agency reported Monday… According to the Ma’an report, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedreh said there was no deadly bacterium nor virus in Gaza and the report was an Israeli attempt to destroy the Strip’s health security.” Read more.