War on superbugs: Hepazym may be the most effective weapon against super bacteria.

August 9, 2011, Featured in Immunotherapy, 0 Comments

Super bacteria, also referred to as superbugs, are bacteria that have grown resistant to most antibiotics. Overuse of antibiotics both in conventional livestock feed and in human medical applications has led to increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs. Microorganisms are weak creatures but they have their own way to protect their population and this is called mutation. A drug like penicillin targets an enzyme, and it’s easy for an organism to develop a single mutation to get past that. The development of new super bacteria types or mutation of the ones already known is of great unease to disease specialists. Concern exists that some strains could develop so much resistance to antibiotics that they would become virtually untreatable.

When doctors prescribe …