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most deadly bacteria ever

Postby amoebapower » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:38 pm

what is the most deadly bacteria ever? what is it called , and what does it do to you
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Postby victor » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:56 pm

can viruses be included too?
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Postby Margret » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:48 am

the most deadly bacteria poison-botulism. but it is also a toxin that is used to treat spasmodic torticalis, stuttering, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. :lol:
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Postby canalon » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:37 am

Margret wrote:the most deadly bacteria poison-botulism. but it is also a toxin that is used to treat spasmodic torticalis, stuttering, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. :lol:


And help some women in their fight against wrinkles.

Yes the botulic toxin is the most potent natural toxin, the tetanus toxin is not far behind in terms of LD50.
This pose the question of the meaning of "most deadly bacteria". The bacteria that can kill you with the best certainty, then Clostridium botulinum is a good bet. If it is in terms of body count, the black plague caused (as far as we can figure out) by Yersinia pestis would be another noteworthy candidate. But even the usually commensal Escherichia coli is still doing well and very quietly, causing in the poorest countries tens of thousands of death by diarrhea each year.
For Victor, the race probably runs between the flu virus (1918), and HIV, and I would probably bet on the last one, in terms of body count.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:47 am

victor wrote:can viruses be included too?

Can you read? :twisted: :lol:
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Postby victor » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:38 pm

I'm just testing....since this is not a virus thread..so, no comment from me..:lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:32 am

You wasted your time :evil: :lol:
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