How dangerous can a fly be? We all know it contains a lot of germs and diseases but a recent research can change your prior thoughts. A study of Penn State’s Eberly College of Science proved that, flies contain more germs than what we think as reported by ANI. The study took place at Eberly College of Science only and they found out a massive alerting result. They arranged microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents. Shockingly researchers found these flies carry hundreds of different species of bacterias. They experimented that many of those flies are pretty much harmful to humans. Because flies often live close to humans, scientists have long suspected they played a role in carrying and spreading diseases.
The lead researcher Donald Bryant said, “We believe that this may show a mechanism for pathogen transmission that has been overlooked by public health officials, and flies may contribute to the rapid transmission of pathogens in outbreak situations,”
“It will really make you think twice about eating that potato salad that’s been sitting out at your next picnic,” Bryant said. “It might be better to have that picnic in the woods, far away from urban environments, not a central park.”
As reported by ANI “the researchers were able to investigate the microbial content of individual fly body parts, including legs and wings. The legs appear to transfer most of the microbial organisms from one surface to another,” he added.