Tag Archives: Bacteria

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The bacterial infection, transmitted by a tiny winged insect from China, has evaded all efforts to contain it, decimating Florida’s citrus industry and forcing scores of growers out of business. In a last-ditch attempt to slow the infection, Mr. Petteway… Read More »

Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published today in the Journal… Read More »

Bacteria And You

Do you envision a germ free world?  Sorry it will never happen. The reason is that bacteria are everywhere. Some are harmless, some are beneficial and some are dangerous. Think about this. Your body is comprised of about 30 trillion cells. That is a big number, but it is estimated that there are about 39… Read More »