The 5 Most Terrifying Disease Found in NYC Subway
NYC subway cars carry at least 5.5 million passengers each weekday, however they carry hundreds of species of bacteria at the same time and inculude some harmless bacteria.You may feel uncomfortable reading this,but trust me you have to know this fact.The researchers from this study fanned out across the subway system armed with cotton swabs that they used to collect DNA samples (in triplicate) from wooden benches, stairway handrails, seats, doors, poles and turnstiles. The result is called the PathoMap and it illustrates concentrations of 637 known bacterial, viral, fungal and animal microbes detected in the study.There are five most terrifying disease found in subway and i ‘ll show you in following.
DNA fragments of Bacillus anthracis was turned up in two samples which called anthrax.It caused Five people’s death and 17 more were infected in 2001.Even more there are about 2,000 cases of Anthrax infections globally each year.
2. Bubonic plague
As we all know,there are many rats in the subway that we can’t see.But they really exist.Unfortunately, the fleas on those rats carried a disease called Bubonic Plague.The bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, broke out in Europe. It remains the deadliest disease outbreak till now.In 2015, around 15 cases of the bubonic plague were reported in the United States.
3.Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
They were present in 220 NYC subway stations.The mortality of the antibiotic resistant bacteria infected patients account for 11.7%of the total infected patients in hospital, While the mortality of general infectedpatients only is 5.4%. There are more than 25, 000 people die every yearin the EU alone from infections caused by antibiotic–resistant bacteria.
Bacillus cereus, the bacteria that causes foodborne illness, was present at 215 subway stations.What makes me shocked was that 351,000 people die from food poisoning worldwide each year.So we still have to pay attention to this bacterials.
Data indicated that in 2013, meningitis took the lives of about 300,000 people worldwide.Haemophilus influenzae type b is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes meningitisand acute respiratory infections.Features of meningitis include fever, headache and vomiting.You can’t get it just by breathing the same air as an infected person.
The results of this study can be used for long-term disease monitoring, as well as long-term health maintenance.