Strains of a "superpower" bacteria that could cause the world's next deadly pandemic have been discovered by scientists in Antarctica.
The man swabbed the silverware given to him at a restaurant and put the sample in a petri dish to find out the results.
The college student was admitted to intensive care with multiple organ failure and necrosis of his skin after eating his flatmate's lo mein.
"Bacteria are just like people living through the pandemic—some find it difficult being isolated while others thrive," said a Duke University scientist. But both types of bacteria will grow on a sponge.
"[It looked] like one of the pastures that I see with the cows in Texas. They were everywhere," Victor Vescovo told Newsweek.
Oliver Davis' mom said "he was a real trooper and endured so much" after he was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.
"We are in close communication with Tyson, who told us a 'puffed' bag does not indicate spoilage in this case," Walmart said in response.
Space missions could also carry "bacterial invaders" to unspoiled alien worlds such as Mars and the moon.
The infectious disease, which is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, can be spread to humans and pets by fleas.
Legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease—a type of pneumonia—as well as a less serious illness known as Pontiac fever
Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei, which is found in tropical and subtropical climates.
Melioidosis is endemic to tropical and subtropical climates but four cases have recently been documented in the U.S., including two fatalities.
"Unlike the germs that cause most foodborne outbreaks, the bacteria responsible for melioidosis can take two to three weeks to make someone sick," the CDC said.
Raymond "Skipper" Mock from Cameron County passed away after suffering from organ failure and sepsis.
Experts said that over 1 billion aquatic animals on the Pacific Coast—including snails, mussels and clams—may have been cooked to death in the heat.
Vibrio vulnificus, which can be caused from eating raw or undercooked seafood such as oysters, is naturally present in brackish and salt water.
Around 1,600 people develop listeriosis every year in the United States, CDC figures show, with around 260 of these individuals dying from the disease.
The cases are unusual given that the disease is endemic to tropical and subtropical climates.
Leana Stendell woke up vomiting, and was in a coma 12 hours later.
Listeria can cause listeriosis, which primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.
Researchers in India made the concerning discovery, with their findings made public earlier this year.
This alcohol-free hand sanitizer, that's used when soap and water aren't available, could be especially harmful to those with compromised immune systems.
Jamie Lynn Ridd had pleaded guilty in June to buying insulin, E. coli., and other bacteria on the dark web that she allegedly used to inject into her roommate, potentially causing staph infections.
In the United States, around seven human plague cases are recorded every year,
Bubonic plague is a potentially deadly disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
The findings suggest that keeping our mouths clean may help keep the germs at bay, co-author Daniel J. Slade of Virginia Tech told Newsweek.
The discovery could shed light on the mysterious formation of strange, metallic balls that have been documented on the seafloor across many parts of the world.
In Mongolia, at least one person dies from plague every year, despite public health campaigns warning people to avoid eating or coming into contact with marmots.
The plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria.
It is currently not clear how the individual became infected.