Superbugs are all viral infections. They are caused by bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibiotics. The bacteria they attack have had to adapt and transform. It became resistant to these antibiotics. As a result, they can cause serious bacterial infections that are very difficult to fight. Superbugs are a cause for concern. They are currently believed to be one of the greatest public health threats in 2020. It is important to take precautions to prevent their spread.
What are Superbugs?
It is a bacteria that has mutated to protect itself from external attack. It has learned to generate defense systems to stop antibiotics. Ideally, an antibiotic is effective enough to kill any bacteria present. Under such circumstances, no resistance can develop.
On the other hand, if the concentration of the antibiotic is not high enough, the bacterium is able to change its metabolism. It will generate molecules that allow it to survive in this new hostile environment. It then reaches the status of a superbug. Rapidly, the superbug will grow and multiply. At the same time, it will send its new defense mechanism to other bacteria. Unfortunately, in such cases, the use of antibiotics destroys all bacteria that are not resistant. It leaves plenty of room for the growth of superbugs on which antibiotics have no effect.
The 5 most common antibiotic-resistant superbugs to know about are:
- Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
- Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Clostridium difficile
Professional Cleaning is the Only Solution for Superbugs
It is impossible to achieve the general action of disinfectants with antibiotics. Why? Because bacteria are cells like those found in the human body. In fact, the main role of the antibiotic is usually to alter the metabolism of the bacterium. It goes inside and attacks specific actions that prevent the bacteria from functioning normally. It causes them to stop growing or die. Generally speaking, the disinfectant will destroy the membrane regardless of the type of organism in front of it.
In terms of attack, imagine that the antibiotic participates in a sword fight. Each attacker will target a particular opponent while the disinfectant uses an atomic bomb to destroy everything in its path. Bacteria have no chance to evolve or acquire resistance before they are wiped out. Surface disinfectants win the battle no matter how many swords and bacteria they face.
Protect Your Family From Superbugs With Crime Scene Intervention
The spread of these superbugs can take many forms:
- Blood transfusion
- Contact with body fluids
- Sexual intercourse
- Skin-to-skin contact
To avoid the multiplication of microorganisms, it is advisable not to come into physical contact with another person’s blood or body fluids. Hands should also be washed thoroughly and systematically.
Crime Scene Intervention is a bioremediation company based in Florida. It specializes in:
- Blood cleansing
- Biohazard removal
- Disinfection of communicable diseases.
Do not risk exposure to areas where the risk of infection by superbugs is high. Contact the response team at any time for full and immediate help. We will ensure that your property is safe from potential disease and superbug infections.