June 13, 2017
In addition to resurrecting deadly Spanish Flu viruses from human bodies … frozen in the Arctic a mere 100 years ago, plus nasty anthrax from frozen caribou carcasses in the Arctic … there are some additional interesting twists arising from the old ‘preserved’ bacteria & viruses.
Consider nicely preserved (flash frozen) 30,000 – 40,000 year old Neanderthal remains, thawing out in the Climate Changed warming Arctic not-so-permafrost, replete with all their cold, flu & bacterial infections that our immune systems have never seen.
Next revelation in old microbes being resurrected, Antibiotic Resistance:
Scientists have found live 4 million year old ~ nasty antibiotic resistant bacteria ~ in the USA, in New Mexico’s Lechuguilla Cave,
Just imagine the possibilities when scientists resurrect Woolly Mammoths … expected in the next 2 years.
Fun … ??
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