Friday, August 15, 2008

Superbugs

Jerome Groopman has an essay in the New Yorker about antibiotic resistant bacteria (sometimes called “superbugs”). These bugs will infect my life in 2009-2010, when I will be an infectious disease fellow in the Bronx. NYC tertiary medical centers must certainly be the epicenters of multiresistant bacteria. According to a doctor-friend who works at a hospital in NYC, if you leave your coffee unattended in the morning, there will be a layer of MRSA on the surface by lunch....

5 comments:

(^oo^) bad girl (^oo^) said...

Well well well......

nomad said...

I hope bad girl gets infected with c.diff colitis.

Anonymous said...

She probably already has c.diff and other bugs she can't even pronounce.

Turbopedia said...

nell, you'll be coming back to the land of pcr and melting curve mutation detection, routine esbl susceptibility testing, flow cytometry and brain biopsies

nomad said...

Oy vey! I forgot about all that stuff....I'm used to just trying something, then watching to see if the patient gets better.

We'll, if it doesn't kill me, it will make me stronger (or crazier).

Excited to see you and turbo.

In amsterdam at the moment! Came into town over my layover. My first taste of fast internet in 6 months. love it.