An outbreak of a peculiar strain of the E. coli bacteria has already taken 40 lives worldwide.
With fear that this outbreak will become a full-blown epidemic, scientists and citizens alike are wondering why this seemingly invincible strain is here and what they can do to combat it.
"If you look at it genetically?you have to come to the conclusion that this strain was exposed to eight different classes of antibiotics in its creation," says Mike Adams, the editor-in-chief of NaturalNews.com. This creation, says Adams, is not something that happens naturally.
"This does not happen in the wild where you have a strain that is resistant," he says. "This looks like, genetically, that it had to be engineered."
"It is definitely not just a random accident in nature."
With eight major antibiotics unable to cure those infected, hospitals worldwide are unable to treat patients exposed to the bacteria. Adams says up to 900 people are now facing kidney failure because there is no known antidote available.
Adams attests that the creation and spreading of the strain might be a covert case of chemical warfare. Many governments and corporations have unleashed problems in the past only so that they could release a solution in the future, says Adams. It`s just a case of a creating the problem only to "settle the solution."
While we don`t have all the answers, Adams says it is only wise to start asking the questions. First on the list: where did this really come from?
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