Before Dr. Riki Ott: Are oil-eating microbes affecting humans? Corexit dispersant may genetically change bacteria in Gulf (VIDEO)

Recently FOSL has been contacted by readers who are experiencing rashes that have yet to clear up after treatment and/or doctors are having trouble diagnosing their condition.

Media reports of the possibility of oil-eating microbes impacting humans have been on the rise.

(Photo: Sheri Allen)

Toxicologist Riki Ott discussed the topic in a September 17 article, Bio-Remediation or Bio-Hazard? Dispersants, Bacteria & Illness in the Gulf.

See a summary of the report here: Toxicologist finds “mysterious PERSISTENT rashes” from Louisiana to Tampa-area — “Some of the oil-eating bacteria have been GENETICALLY MODIFIED”.

Ott was one of the first raise the possibility that microbes from the BP oil disaster could be affecting humans. About a week before her article was published, an anatomy professor who hosts a Dutch radio program discussed the topic:

Those with knowledge of the topic please comment. Your thoughts on what to tell the affected people who have written in are greatly appreciated. Thank You.

h/t BPGulfLeak

September 10 — BP workers getting “RASHES and STUFF LIKE THAT”:

9 comments to Before Dr. Riki Ott: Are oil-eating microbes affecting humans? Corexit dispersant may genetically change bacteria in Gulf (VIDEO)

  • I need to share additional information concerning Ali’s quote from Riki’s article….

    Oil Eating Microbe Alcanivorax Borkumensis and The Ugly Truth

    By Ali Schmidt
    September 20, 2010

    As some of you know, I was recently quoted in Dr. Riki Ott’s article ” Bio-Remediation or Bio-Hazard? Dispersants, Bacteria and Illness in the Gulf”. I wanted to take a few minutes to expand on my own personal research and what I have stated.

    Let’s start with the pictures of the rashes and my first quote. “”I can say without hesitation that these skin rashes have nothing to do with scabies. Scabies is a parasite, which causes a skin infection and is extremely contagious. It spreads from person to person by direct skin contact or by wearing an article of clothing worn by an infected person.” Schmidt said, “If this were scabies you would see entire families infected and NOT just a single family member.”
    In layman’s terms scabies is the medical name for body lice. A little more about scabies, It is not difficult to diagnose scabies. The parasite is identified by a simple skin scrapping and viewed under a microscope. It makes no sense for a doctor to prescribe antibiotics or steroid creams for scabies. Scabies are treated quite easily with scabicide drugs. Scabies are highly, highly contagious. In fact, you must treat every member of a family with a scabicide in order to avoid re-infestation. If these rashes in the gulf were scabies, we would be seeing this in epidemiological proportions. We would NOT just see one member of the family infected. The rashes presenting in the gulf, look very bacterial.

    The oil eating microbe Alcanivorax Borkumensis, has been flourishing in the gulf since the BP disaster. Alcanivorax Borkumensis is a gram negative bacteria meaning it has a very thin cell wall vs.gram positive bacteria which has a very thick cell wall. All gram negative bacteria are considered very harmful to the host. They can cause severe immune responses.

    Alcanivorax Borkumensis is classified as a proteobacteria. Some other proteobacteria that are gram negative include but are not limited to E-coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas,and Legionella, to name a few. E.Coli and Salmonella typically cause infections of the Gastrointestinal System. Pseudomonas and Legionella cause Respiratory illness. It has also been known to cause Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, otherwise known as MRSA. MRSA is a gram positive bacteria. Here is the relationship between MRSA and biofilms.

    Alcanivorax Borkumensis genome was first sequenced in 2003 at the German Research Center for Biotechnology. In 2004 it was discovered that a specific gene of the genome AB was defective. In 2006, using isoelectrophoresis the gene was stripped and an artificial gene was inserted into the genome. The method is explained step by step here.

    Oil eating microbes secrete biofilms which studies have shown to be rapidly colonized by other gram negative bacteria and can indeed cause human infection. In other words gram negative bacteria causes Alcanivorax Borkumensis to grow and multiply at a very quick rate. See report (pg.97)

    The result is NOT pretty: Oil+ Dispersants+Genetically modified bacteria + Some of the most dangerous bacteria known to man = Unprecedented disaster in the gulf. We also know it has been found in the air, which means it will be evaporated and all that you see here will come raining down on us. Remember, the more knowledge you have the better prepared you will be to deal with this situation when it does occur.

    I would like to share a comment from Dr. Ott’s article that should cause everyone who reads this to sit up and take notice.

    Calvin Ryan says: “This is NOT JUST HAPPENING , IN THE GULF AREA… I’m in Columbus ,OHIO and I have the same problem on my legs. Started this summer. I worked outdoors, doing underground locating of Utility Lines. Mainly Electric, Phone, and Cable T.V. Walking through a lot of grasses and weeds. Due to our work load we worked in the rain, and just after the rains. These sores are very painful. At first I thought it was some sort of Poison Ivy, but after fighting with it for several months, I finally went to the doctor. THEY ALSO DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS, BUT THOUGHT I MAY HAVE A STAPH INFECTION……IS THIS STUFF BEING CARRIED NORTH BY RAIN STORMS?”

    Unfortunately, I do believe it is. We are here to learn the truth, no matter how ugly that truth may be.

  • Laurie

    YES…Bioengineered organisms for Bioremediation cause disease…I have been trying to expose these organisms for causing Morgellons…these bioengineered organisms were used back in 1994 for wastewater treatment plant process and a whole crew that was exposed to these NANO’d engineered organisms are now sick their entire families and their pets!!! and no one wanted to hear about it I have tried for seven years to expose what these criminals are doing to us and our environment….This is NO JOKE we are in deep shit with these organisms people are going to be very very sick!!! I have first hand knowledge what they do to the human body

  • Mike,

    Thanks for your informative article. I love it when others offer something FYI that is truly informative.

    I’ll comment further once I have the time to digest your statements. Lots to do today.

  • Ali

    Laurie, I am the author of the above article. I was stunned when I saw your comment. I am aware of Morgellons and have done quite a bit of research.

    Upon first hearing the symptoms regarding the illness’s in the gulf and how doctors were diagnosing MRSA, something did not fit. I thought, yes, possibly but not MRSA alone. However, reviewing the photos of the rashes and having been a nurse for 15+ years, I KNOW what MRSA looks like through all stages. MRSA does not bore holes deeply into the skin, and certainly not smooth edged circular holes. Morgellons did cross my mind but only briefly! Then I learned of something that would bring Morgellons to the forefront of my research.

    Several people are reporting black streaks in the sores themselves.
    What this is, I have no conclusion at this point. Could it be Morgellons? yes, it is absolutely a real possibility.

    The CDC recognized Morgellons as a “real” disease and promised a full report 2 years ago! Guess what? We are still waiting.

    The key piece in this puzzle, is mode of transmission. Without clear cut answers we are looking at a possible biological disaster of global proportions. Chemicals have been found in the air, people are reporting symptoms as far inland as Ohio. If its in the air, its gonna come down in the rain.

    Please see our website at
    Join our effort.


  • Alie & Laurie,

    IMHO, Morgellon’s is a contagion, but not a living organism as we think of bacteria or virus. I am not a specialist or employed in any medical endeavor; I’m just a reader. So take my words for what they’re worth…

    Morgellons are nanoparticles that are smaller than a bacterium and virus particle. I think of morgellons as a super microscopic, self-replicating machine. The machine is capable of assuming any shape — dependent only on the scientist who has *the* goal for it, whatever that may be. The goal is the shape.

    They are self-replicating nanoparticles, and are stronger than steel. We think of them as multicolored threads but they aren’t. I think of them as clusters of cubes elongated into a form resembling thread. Their purpose defines their shape. For example, if the scientist wants the particles to penetrate the skin — they will do that.

    I understand that they’re common in chemtrails (not contrails), hence, they’re in the air. They’re highly transmissible. If someone you know has *Morgellons*, you could have it as well.

    They are seen in red, blue, or black, and appear as elongated wispy things protruding from your skin. Sometimes you can’t see them at all, but you feel them moving beneath your skin: It burns, hurts, and itches. Maybe this explains the lesion: We scratch and morgellon tries to escape. If you have Morgellons, your immune system has been compromised.

  • Isn’t it interesting that man just seems to mess things up further when he tries to correct a mistake. The oil spill was tragedy. Apparently the deployment of these microbes has only added to and compounded the problem.

  • xdrfox

    Where are you ?????
    We are worried about you, you went to visit your daughter months ago and we have not heard from you since ??

  • This was really a very cool and interesting article to say the least. I really have enjoyed this great information.

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