Antibiotic-resistant infections are up but deaths are down

Antibiotic-resistant infections are up but deaths are down

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate 35,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections each year. This number is down from 2013 when the death toll was estimated to be around 44,000. The number of drug-resistant infections each year are estimated at over 2.8 million. According to research, drug resistant staph bacteria tested in United States hospitals went from 2 percent in 1974 to 59 percent in 2008, a very steep and concerning climb. While research into new ways of fighting drug-resistant infections show some potential, the best treatment by far is to not get infected in the first place.

Did You Know?

There’s a cemetery in the Netherdands (Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial) consisting of 8,300 US veterans who died in WWII.

Semmes Alabama First Responders Safe Room

Many disasters are no-notice events, meaning that there is no warning. These types of events do not allow time for people to gather even basic necessities. However, once completed, our center will be equipped, furnished and manned. It will provide …

Semmes Chamber Of Commerce Takes The Lead

What is going on with the Semmes Chamber Of Commerce? Let’s face it, Semmes is not that big a place. So, when you pass by a building that has over 100 cars parked out front you have to wonder what is going on. Semmes Chamber Of Commerce had their monthly luncheon yesterday, August 14, 2019, at their usual luncheon location, Pathway Church Moffett Campus. As Vickie and I approached the building, it looked more like a convention than a small town Chamber meeting.

Did You Know?

“Nearer, My God, to Thee” is also associated with the sinking of the RMS Titanic, as some survivors later reported that the ship’s string ensemble played the hymn as the vessel sank.

Garnett James Lloyd, Jr. Sentenced to Five Years on Charge of Cyberstalking

As part of his plea agreement, Lloyd admitted that he posed on Facebook as a young female, Taylor Smiths.  As Taylor Smiths, he contacted a girl from Mary G. Montgomery School whose mother had listed a formal dress for sale on Facebook Market place.  The mother believed the contact to be suspicious and reported it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.