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Superbugs spied off the Antarctic coast


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:02 PM

www.newscientist.com said:

BACTERIA that can resist nearly all antibiotics have been found in Antarctic seawater.

Björn Olsen of Uppsala University in Sweden and colleagues took seawater samples between 10 and 300 metres away from Chile's Antarctic research stations, Bernardo O'Higgins, Arturo Prat and Fildes Bay.A quarter of the samples of Escherichia coli bacteria carried genes that made an enzyme called ESBL, which can destroy penicillin, cephalosporins and related antibiotics.

Bacteria with these genes can be even more dangerous than the better known superbug MRSA. That's because the genes sit on a mobile chunk of DNA that can be acquired by many species of bacteria, increasing the incidence of drug-resistant infections such as the E. coli outbreak last year in Germany.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Did the superbug thrive there and become so deadly because of the remoteness of the place and the coldness of the water? or is there another reason?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

I remember seeing a movie that was similar to this situation, but I can't remember the name of it. It was an ancient parasite that existed in the body of dead wooly mammoths found deep within the ice, and began infecting humans in an Antarctic research outpost.

I wish I could remember the name of it!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

We will just have to hope they dont let any loose anywhere away from the Antarctic. Bury them back in the ice I say :)


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostAlienated Being, on 30 January 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

I remember seeing a movie that was similar to this situation, but I can't remember the name of it. It was an ancient parasite that existed in the body of dead wooly mammoths found deep within the ice, and began infecting humans in an Antarctic research outpost.

I wish I could remember the name of it!

Never watched the movie, but a google search provided "The Thaw" - http://en.wikipedia..../The_Thaw_(film)

That ring a bell?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

Oh crap, here we go… zombie apocalypse 2012!


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

Yes, it was "The Thaw".


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

The ancient one entrapped this great evil long ago destroying themselves in the process.......


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:05 AM

@Alienated being I to remember that movie I was a b movie but it was pretty good


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:06 AM

So between thes solar flares; the comets, the zombies and the new bacteria, the man made bacterias....... we'ez doomed........ ah forgot the super volcanoes.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

View Postlahacake, on 31 January 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

@Alienated being I to remember that movie I was a b movie but it was pretty good
Yeah, I thought it was pretty good, as well. :)


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

Great, more '2012 Apocalypse' ammunition.


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:22 AM

Just put it back Jonny DONT touch it !! Damn kids of today


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:50 PM

View PostEnglishgent, on 30 January 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

We will just have to hope they dont let any loose anywhere away from the Antarctic. Bury them back in the ice I say :)


Too late for that, gent. We've got one off the coast of Florida, too. http://www.unexplain...howtopic=219441

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