Subterranean bacteria are prepared to survive antibiotics: Scientists find that all 93 strains of bacteria collected from deep inside Lechuguilla Cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico are already resistant to at least one of the antibiotics we use to fight infections.
That these life forms evolved in ways that appear to anticipate medicines attests to bacteria’s remarkable powers of survival. It also suggests that the rise in antibiotic- resistant diseases isn’t due entirely to the runaway use of these drugs; rather, try as you might to kill them, bacteria are programmed to endure.
The study appeared on the same day that the Food and Drug Administration announced it would ask drug makers and veterinarians to drastically reduce the widespread use of antibiotics to promote the growth of commercial livestock. And it suggests that while such measures may slow the rate at which infectious diseases gain the upper hand against medicines, they cannot stop that process.
Photo: Microbiologist Hazel Barton, left, collected bacteria from deep inside Lechuguilla Cave at New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Credit: Hazel Barton
Great so now we can truly be sure that there’s an end for humanity’s over population and that will be Death by and infectious decease from a bacteria in some food and the CDC has no power to control something like that ,just remember the swine flu bull shit that we went true the last time some one got sick it was just a little test to remain you the movies like Contagion is sad but we all going down.