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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Nasty Staph Infections Kill Quickly

One of the most deadly infections seems to be growing in occurrence. New drug resistant strains of Staph infections are killing young children quickly. Before antibiotics can affect a comeback.
These new staph strains have mutated and picked up genes that make them able to avoid most of the drugs that are available to treat them. This is a disturbing trend.

I once visited a man in the Chicago area who had, what was then known as, the "flesh eating bacteria." I must say, even though I believe and have seen many healings, it was a very intimidating time. We were robed, gloved, and masked, but to go in and lay hands on this person and pray required an extra dose of faith. He had acquired the staph infection when he cut himself on a piece of metal while doing a roofing job. He did recover but is one of only a few at that time that ever did recover. I believe he was the first in the Chicago area.

For a time, these sort of infections only were acquired in a hospital setting. The constant use of antibacterial soaps and cleaning supplies has bred a new generation of drug resistant staph. Now these infections are beginning to be often found outside of the hospital setting and in the general population. Children seem to be the ones who acquire these infections during their play. Often they are dead within days.

Staph bacteria are the ones that cause pimples or boils and normal wound infections. They are found almost everywhere and are very common on the skin and in the nose. This trend towards staph that are resistant to antibiotics and capable of great toxicity is very disturbing.

You can read the University of Chicago article here.


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