When you are particularly ill, you go to the hospital. Healthcare facilities like clinics and hospitals can improve our quality of life, but they can also have the potential to strengthen the so-called "supernatural" that are resistant to antibiotic versions of some of the most unpleasant bacteria. The researchers looked closely, intensely in insects – in particular, flies – present in hospitals in the United Kingdom, and found that not only did air bugs carry bacteria, but
As Gizmodo reports, the study focuses on seven hospitals across the UK and the flies that live there. Researchers have captured flies and tested them for the presence of various bacteria, and the findings are, of course, not very calming.
The team found that nearly 90% of flies carry at least one type of bacteria, which is bad news for humans, such as Salmonella or E.coli these bacteria. Of the bacteria gathered in the study, more than half showed resistance to at least one form of antibiotic
Medical specialists have long considered that the potential of the so- Not bugs in the literal sense, but antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can spread rapidly without known treatments.
The good news, at least in the case of flies in this study, is that the amount of bacteria that fly insects is quite small. The minimum amount of bacteria that can be deposited on any surface on which fly or mosquito can land may be too little to cause infection.
However, the study is still a worrying glance at how easily bacteria can travel, even in an environment you imagine is incredibly clean and sterile.