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Global Efforts to Combat MRSA: No Good Drugs for the Bad Bugs
March 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The complicated world we live in is illuminated a bit more every week at the North County Chapter’s Thursday Morning Forum in Rancho Bernardo. Forums begin at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee social and registration, followed at 10 a.m. with a one-hour program and one hour of polite, but freewheeling, Q&A.
Unless otherwise indicated, North County Chapter Thursday Morning Forums are held at The Remington Club, Phase II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Free parking is available at the adjacent shopping center.
March 16, 2017: “Global Efforts to Combat MRSA: No Good Drugs for the Bad Bugs.” Marilyn Bruno, retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, explains how decades of overprescription and overuse of antibacterial products and antibiotics have resulted in antibiotic-resistant superbugs that are impossible to kill. MRSA refers to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an infection that is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics. Over 700,000 people are already dying every year of bacterial infections and diseases that have no cure. This number is projected to reach 10 million lives a year by 2050, costing global economies over $100 trillion per year. The UN has called for the countries of the world to collaborate to monitor outbreaks and restrict the use of antibiotics. This may have backfired, as fewer drug companies are investing in the costly research to find new remedies. Member reservations for a roundtable lunch following the presentation may be made by contacting Phyllis Murchland at email@example.com.
9:30 a.m. Coffee Social
10:00 a.m. Free Program
11:10 a.m. Question & Answer