Study Shows That A Single Dollar Has Over 3000 Types Of Bacteria
Talk about dirty money, a study shows that a single dollar bill contains over 3000 types of bacteria. Bacteria such as those usually found in the mouth and vagina.
Some of the bacteria found were those typically found on the skin; however, researchers were surprised to find other types of bacteria such as those usually found in the mouth and vagina, (Yes, The VJJ . wonder if the were testing Stripper dollars )
Researchers at New York University's Dirty Money Project found that money is a medium of exchange for hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, as paper bills are passed on from hand to hand.
By analyzing genetic material on 1 dollar bills, the NYU researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all-many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under a microscope. Jane Carlton, director of genome sequencing at NYU's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology where the university-funded work was performed, said that they actually found that microbes grow on money.The most common microbes found were linked to mild conditions such as acne, one other discovery stands out. Some dollar bills had bacteria containing antibiotic resistant genes, such as MRSA. These resistant genes have been a particularly pressing issue for the medical community as doctors prescribe, and patients increasingly ask for, antibiotics to deal with illness. Remember that when you go to a strip club.