Rise of the Superbug – Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Dr. Karl Klose at TEDxSanAntonio

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Please note: Due to a power outage at the event, there is a gap in the middle section of this talk. We do not have capture of that section of the talk, but wanted to make as much of Dr. Klose’s talk available as possible.

As founder and director of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, with 19 infectious disease laboratories, Dr. Klose’s research focuses on understanding bacterial pathogenesis in order to develop effective vaccines and therapeutics.

For more information on Klose: http://bio.utsa.edu/faculty-staff/dr.-karl-klose/#.UN4kdYnjlvI

Overview: The Superbug does exist. Dr. Klose offers profiles of bacteria and their sinister ways of evolving into antibiotic-resistant menaces. A cleverly designed slideshow accompanies Dr. Klose. ‘No more meat treated with antibiotics’ might be your take-away mantra.

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Carl Tercak says:

Audience keep laughing. I can tell you one thing. I was sick on superbactetia. There was no laughing then.

Craig Morgan says:

This shouldn't be funny but this guy is hilarious I know they say a lot of people won't take something seriously if it's light hearted but I think it makes people listen more! Great presentation!

Lucca Tuffery says:

Inkorect bots – Octopus

Discharge Summary says:

I had acinetobacter,pseudomonas,enterococcus,clostridium difficile,Mesa,cadidosis all going on at once contracted in Thailand

tarantilia says:

Anybody wanna work on a topical bacterialcide supplement using tannins, flavonoids, polyphenols, and pg with me?

ken w says:

I wonder how much over – using Chlorhexidine (CHG) is affecting our MICROBIOME. CHG is in so many over the counter products & over used in medical facilities. CHG wipes out the good flora, which is the base of our immune system ( & MICROBIOME).

Rescue Ranger 86 says:

Actually, there are blue eyes under every set of brown eyes lol

Lucio Jose says:

ok solution???

Muwonge Joseph Junior says:

Prevention the best and maybe only way to go, invest more in environmental health. However, with evident effects of climate change, antibiotic resistance will only get worse.

Atte Edi Ferdinand says:

amazing presentation. no word to add

Cap661 says:

How many people in America have an antibiotic-resistant condition? Not how many cases a year (2 million).

Ip David says:

antibiotics does kill and harm human intestinal cells….please refer to Alanna Collen and Blasser latest findings…Karl, you are wrong…

saesang shrestha says:

First I would like to say that the presentation was outstanding and thank you for explaining such a vague topic so simply and beautifully. To begin with, Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world's most pressing public health problems. It can cause illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to become dangerous infections, prolonging suffering for children and adults. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic. It occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals, or other agents designed to cure or prevent infections. The bacteria survive and continue to multiply, causing more harm. I also appreciated the point that every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria (bacteria that antibiotics can still attack) are killed, but resistant bacteria are left to grow and multiply. This is how repeated use of antibiotics can increase the number of drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can spread to family members, schoolmates, and co-workers, and may threaten your community. I totally agree with Dr. Klose that the bacteria are amazing organisms that have a variety of strategies to cause disease and antibiotics are the one to fight bacteria. The FDA should encourage the researcher and pharmacist to develop new antibiotics and new classes of antibiotics and other antimicrobials. Yet bacteria can rapidly convert to become antibiotic resistant, they are in the constant presence of antibiotics, such as in hospitals. If the fight against bacterial infections is viewed as a war against an ever-changing foe, the best strategy is to constantly develop new "weapons". It would be great if the researcher discovers new antibiotics. In addition, people should use the existing antibiotics carefully. As Dr. Klose mentioned, with new antibiotics we can maintain the upper hand against the rise of superbugs.

Alexandra Oprea says:

Beautiful way to explain this difficult topic…thanks 🙂

N Seltz says:

COLLOIDAL SILVER! This guy is a good example of how our education system has squashed brilliant minds and disallows valuable but unpatentable

Job Jehovah says:

Kind of choppy, but gives good exposure for the antibiotic epidemic.

Bill Bryan says:

dr.Karl klose tells it like it is.

Bill Bryan says:

correct me if I'm wrong, Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite, malaria is caused by a mosquito, the black plague by a flea. microscopic human parasites carry viruses. making the body toxic to parasites may be the answer

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Dr. Joan Housley says:

I was shocked at the end. Up until the end Dr Klose's talk provided support/evidence of overuse of antibiotics and at the end he said we need to make more antibiotics, just stronger and faster…..hmmmm….

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