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E.coli outbreak a possible bioterrorist attack:

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Ah, okay; that position makes substantially more sense. And is indeed common sense, unless your antibiotic can eliminate 100% of the bacteria it targets (and it probably can't).
Common sense is trumped by the x% more profit they get by doing it, with the costs of it not immediately apparent.

edited 5th Jun '11 10:49:24 AM by blueharp

28 HungryJoe5th Jun 2011 10:54:36 AM from Under the Tree
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People also think antibiotics are silver bullets, and will demand them of their doctors when they come down with the flu and other viral infections.

Still, I think a terrorist would at least attempt to use a more dangerous bio-agent than E. Coli, although the commonness and ease of procurement would make it an option.
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29 Deboss5th Jun 2011 12:33:46 PM from Awesomeville Texas
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People also think antibiotics are silver bullets, and will demand them of their doctors when they come down with the flu and other viral infections.

And then they stop taking it as soon as the symptoms disappear.
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[up] ...which only means the body has done its work against the virus, since antibiotics don't do anything against virusses - that's why the proper medicine is called an antiviral
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Slightly more than that, even when it is a bacterial infection, and the medicine is appropriate, people stop taking the antibiotics prematurely, which causes some issues.

32 Deboss5th Jun 2011 04:34:17 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Those issues being that the more resilient ones are left alive.
33 DeMarquis5th Jun 2011 07:16:40 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Now they think it was the bean sprouts. Sorry, all you terrorism fans out there...
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34 storyyeller6th Jun 2011 09:05:18 AM from Appleloosa , Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
Except the sprout tests are all negative.
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35 Bur6th Jun 2011 09:12:02 AM from Flyover Country , Relationship Status: Not war
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