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Monday, November 27, 2017

Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis. Many are linked with human infections, including stomach bugs, blood poisoning and pneumonia. Flies can spread bacteria from place-to-place on their legs, feet and wings, experiments show. In fact, every step taken by a fly can transfer live bacteria, researchers said. "People had some notion that there were pathogens that were carried by flies but had no idea of the extent to which this is true and the extent to which they are transferred," Prof Donald Bryant of Penn State University, a co-researcher on the study, told BBC News.

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Who knew? I thought something that hatched from a maggot that grew in dead s-it would be really clean. I hope this guys gets another huge grant.

#1 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-11-27 03:46 PM | Reply

"I thought something that hatched from a maggot that grew in dead s-it would be really clean. Like me.
#1 | POSTED BY FISHPAW"

Wow.

#2 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-11-27 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I hope this guys gets another huge grant.

So do I. Imagine the amount of trouble scientists would get into if they were left unsupervised to their own devices. ☺

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-27 04:53 PM | Reply

They seek out ----, eat it, and get it all over their feet, before they land on your face, so I suppose you can say that is "icky".

#4 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-11-28 06:34 PM | Reply

You eat ---- all the time, you just don't realize it.

And flies are one of god's creatures, right?
You have more bacteria in your body than cells.
But god looks like me ceptin I have a better beard.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-11-28 06:54 PM | Reply

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