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Transcript of Superbugs
The Black Death
There is no cure
The Black Death arrived in Europe in 1347 when 12 ships docked at a port after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who went there to see the ships were met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were extremely ill.
They had very bad fevers, they were unable to keep food down and were raving from pain. Strangest of all, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus. This gave their illness the name, the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities hastily ordered the fleet of “death ships” out of the harbor, but it was too late: Over the next five years, the mysterious Black Death killed more than 20 million people in Europe–almost one-third of the continent’s population. They found no cure for it.
Monday, February 17, 2015
Who, what, where, when, why
The 5 W's
This article was written by CNN's Ben Tinker, Michael Martinez, and Steve Almasy
Superbug cases are on the rise. Superbugs are a strain of bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotic drugs. CRE is highly resistant to many forms of antibiotic treatments.
18 people have contracted CRE so far this year at a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.
They wrote this article because superbugs are extrememly dangerous and more and more people keep getting it so they want people to be aware.
The Black Death
Nobody knows where they got it yet
Some acquired it in the hospital
Originated in the U.S
Mostly came from fleas
Also came from rats; The fleas used rats as transportation
Originated in Europe
Can kill millions
Some decisions they are making is to find a cure so they are testing out the people that are already sick and finding a cure for it. I think they are making these decisions because it's easier to use the people that are already sick then to do it on people who aren't sick.