Antiobiotic resistance

Ronan.Okennedy Ronan.okennedy at
Wed Jan 18 08:52:54 EST 1995

>Sickness is now very, very mobile.  This will change the way selection is
>carried least the speed at which it happens will.
>A possible solution, is to STRESS that ill people stay home.  Don't go
>out and spread it by travelling to Europe or even the supermarket.
>Schools could also require that ill students stay home and have their
>assignments phoned into them...... There may come a day, when a law
>arises that makes sick people stay home.  This may feel like a violation
>of rights, but so is a killer disease!  Besides, many sick people need
>the rest!

 So on the basis of this you should hide yourself away from the world if
you feel a bit off colour to protect the population from possible infection
and the spread of antibiotic resistance. A couple of points.
1. What about asymptomatic infections?
2. What about horizontal transfer of resistance gene from non-pathogenic to
pathogenic organisms?
3. This hypochondriac view may provide an alternative threads for
discussion but is this guy really on the              level?

Ronan O'Kennedy
Growth and Fermenatation Technology Lab
Dept of Microbiology
University College Galway
Phone ***-91-24411ext 2191
Fax   ***-91-25700

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