SPRING LAZINESS, more like! Retired to bed all day, as I have done all day all week, not willing to face the world. Only a phonecall yesterday with a website tip spurred me into some internet action. To read about the now-riding Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse... According to certain opinions those horsemen are riding now! So no wonder we have pestilences like MRSA and clostridium difficile (so-called "c-diff") running rampant throughout hospitals worldwide, ancient "dead" conditions like tuberculosis ("TB") making a killer comeback (I know someone who lost a lung to that disease only last year ...) ... war is raging across the globe, hurricanes are the strongest ever recorded ... the earth is heating up into a dust-billowing couldron ... need I go on ..?
Well I'm not trying to "convert" anybody. How can I convert anyone anyhow?? I don't even go to church!
But I am sincerely glad the End is finally NIGH!!!
PS: To everyone who asked: I will write up my childhood any day now. I was scrawling notes last night to get the whole thing in order. Just don't expect anything too dramatic or heartwrenching. It's just an average suburban childhood with a bit of misery thrown in ...
PPS: To Paterfamilias: I'm glad the bird is doing ok!
(They found a pet parrot hopping up and down and squarking on their doorstep!!)
"Clostridium difficile infection is the most important cause of hospital-acquired diarrhoea. Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic bacterium that is present in the gut of up to 3% of healthy adults and 66% of infants. However, Clostridium difficile rarely causes problems in children or healthy adults, as it is kept in check by the normal bacterial population of the intestine. When certain antibiotics disturb the balance of bacteria in the gut, Clostridium difficile can multiply rapidly and produce toxins which cause illness.
Clostridium difficile infection is usually spread on the hands of healthcare staff and other people who come into contact with infected patients or with environmental surfaces (e.g. floors, bedpans, toilets) contaminated with the bacteria or its spores. Spores are produced when Clostridium difficile bacteria encounter unfavourable conditions, such as being outside the body. They are very hardy and can survive on clothes and environmental surfaces for long periods."
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