Miami, FL (WiredPRNews.com): A water treatment product available from EnviroGreen Global Solutions, Inc. could help prevent the spread of dangerous antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” such as those bearing the newly-discovered NDM-1 gene that has caused alarm around the world this week, according to EGS Chief Operations Officer Dr. David Rakofsky.
An article in Australia’s Daily Telegraph states this gene– which is found in many different types of bacteria, including e. coli and certain pneumonia strains– is highly resistant to virtually all antibiotics, including those which were designed especially to combat the problem of resistance. Bacteria with these mutations have originated in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, with more than 100 cases having been reported in these three countries alone. The pathogens have now spread to such far-flung places as the U.K. and Western Canada, due to the practice of flying to South Asia for surgery because costs are lower there than in the West. Late last week, one Belgian man died from a strain of the superbug despite being administered a full array of antibiotics, including colostin, which is considered the last line of defense in antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Rakofsky explains, “Evicol has been studied extensively in the agricultural arena. Providing livestock with drinking water purified with Evicol, as well as misting their environment and/or washing them with Evicol-treated water, significantly contributes to the prevention of infection by keeping bacterial counts well below the animals’ natural defense thresholds. We are hoping testing in a medical environment might commence shortly because we have every reason to believe it would work equally well in the surgical realm.”
Evicol would be preferable to antibiotics because its active ingredient, a revolutionary, stable chelation of copper compounds, does not create resistance in bacteria. Rather than poisoning these pathogens, it kills them by blocking the metabolic processes the microbes need to survive. Evicol is safe (EPA approved and exempt from tolerance for human consumption), highly cost-effective and extremely simple to use, making it potentially an ideal weapon in the fight against superbugs. To order a sample test kit of Evicol, visit www.envirogreenglobal.com.