Strongcide™ Antimicrobial Spray & Gel
Strongcide™ uses innovative clinical technology to not treat, but kill super bugs including MRSA, VRE, CRE, E. Coli and others. If it didn't do it, we couldn't say it.
What are Superbugs?
Superbugs are bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics, making the antibiotics ineffective or less effective at treating infections.
Antibiotic resistance is growing at an alarming rate; the number of resistant strains continues to increase rapidly. Antibiotic resistance is due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals, as much as half of all antibiotics prescribed in the US are unnecessary or inappropriate. This has become a global public health problem and experts have warned that we could soon enter a post antibiotic era1 where simple cuts and scrapes can lead to untreatable infections.
In the US, more than 2 million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and at least 23,000 die from these infections.
Here are some of the most concerning bacteria that pose urgent and serious threats2:
· Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – Causes skin and wound infections, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections. One in three people are carriers of staph, and as many as two in 100 carry MRSA3. MRSA is one of the most common causes of antibiotic resistant infections.
· Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) – Have become resistant to all or almost all antibiotics. Roughly 50% of patients with a CRE bloodstream infection die.
· Vancomycin–resistant Enterococcus (VRE) – Causes bloodstream infections, surgical site infections and urinary tract infections. Vancomycin is an antibiotic of last resort, leaving few or no treatment options for patients with a VRE infection.
· Clostridium difficile – Causes life threatening diarrhea, mostly occurs in people who have had recent medical care and antibiotics. 250,000 people are hospitalized for C. difficile infections and at least 14,000 die each year.
Why should I be concerned about Superbugs?
Antibiotic resistant infection can happen anywhere, in fact, most happen in the community. When compared to infections that are easily treatable with antibiotics, infection caused by superbugs can result in:
· longer and more expensive treatment
· extended hospital stays
· greater disability and death
What you need to know about MRSA
Anyone can get an MRSA infection, people at greater risk include:
Athletes - locker rooms / gyms
· Daycare and school / university students
· Military personnel living in barracks
· Anyone who has recently stayed in the hospital, rehabilitation or long-term care facility
1. Post antibiotic era – Tom Friedan: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/t0916_health-threats.html
Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United
States, 2013, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/index.html
3. CDC Information on CA-MRSA: https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/index.html