“Super bug”: Oil pollution expert says genes of microbes have been modified to “EAT oil better” — Rashes may be caused by MRSA-like infection (VIDEO)

Interview with toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott, Ring of Fire Radio (Mike Papanatonio, Esq.), September 25, 2010:

Transcript Excerpt

The problem is that in our wisdom some of our scientists have decided to see if they could tinker with the genes of this bacteria to see if it could eat oil better.

So now we have bio-engineered bacteria out there chomping oil.

Does anybody have any idea what this does to people?

Some of the medical community have found that these gram-negative bacteria, specifically Alcanivorax [borkumensis], the super bug, can cause a MRSA like infection.

10 comments to “Super bug”: Oil pollution expert says genes of microbes have been modified to “EAT oil better” — Rashes may be caused by MRSA-like infection (VIDEO)

  • turtledove

    Be considerate and define what is MRSA:

    "llin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.

    Most MRSA infections occur in people who have been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. When it occurs in these settings, it's known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). HA-MRSA infections typically are associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints.

    Another type of MRSA infection has occurred in the wider community — among healthy people. This form, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), often begins as a painful skin boil. It's spread by skin-to-skin contact. At-risk populations include groups such as high school wrestlers, child care workers and people who live in crowded conditions."

  • xdrfox

    This is some NASTY Stuff. : (

  • Thanks FOSL for getting her interview out........We are presently looking at all the bacterial angles associated to these health issues being reported. One bacterium that everyone should take notice of is the Vibrio vulnificus (flesh eating strain of Vibrio). “Vibrio vulnificus is a proteobacteria and a pathogen of humans. It causes wound infections, gastroenteritis, or primary septicemia (blood poisoning). Vibrio vulnificus causes disease in individuals who eat contaminated seafood (raw or undercooked oysters or have an open wound that is exposed to seawater.” There have been several deaths due to this rare bacterial strain of Vibrio in the gulf region over the past couple of months. There are over 100 documented strains of this bacteria Vibrio with the possibility of thousands that have yet to be discovered. Back in June of this year the New York Times was reporting how scientist feared a possible bacterial plague erupting due to the Gulf spill. Are we now seeing a super bug? Is it an aggressive Vibrio strain due to the amount of oil/chemicals/bio-engineered microbes in the gulf? These are the areas we are looking into for answers. Ali Schmidt wrote an article yesterday concerning the bacteria Vibrio here…

  • turtledove,

    In England, MRSA is pretty much defeated. It is so much less an issue now that each new patient has each nostril cleaned with Q-Tips and a solution (name?). This has reduced the MRSA infections to nearly zero; as each hospitals does the 'protocol', MRSA disappears.

    It sounds like it can be inhaled from the air.

  • Mike,

    I believe the responsible microorganism likes "oil." And for that reason, I wonder if the ordinary bacteria like the Staph living naturally on human skin, may have altered itself to aggressively consume or require oil.

    For example, maybe the corexit in the air along the Gulf Coast is the culprit, and
    has caused Staph to mutate: If a mutation has taken place, the Staph would have done so because its environment had changed: Human skin with corexit and oil residue in the skin, and no matter if the change is immeasurable to our testing capabilities.

  • Forgot to mention: Human skin is coated with oil naturally and for our protection.

  • Jessica

    BP has given Florida over $50 Million Dollars in “positive” advertising to get the tourists to come down to visit. The State of Florida owns more than $160 Million Dollars of BP stock. I live on the East Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County, and my jogging/biking days are getting more and more difficult. After my workouts, my “breathing tubes” are getting more and more inflamed. I need to drink a cup of tea/coffee after my workouts to enable myself to breathe easier. I am planning on leaving before November. Florida has been taken over by BP. Do not believe and positive news…things down here are getting worse and worse. I understand and have compassion for those that cannot leave. This is their home. They have a house, job, bills to pay…not everyone can just up and leave. We need to have compassion and pray for those who cannot leave. God Bless You and Yours. I wish everyone Peace.

  • Second hand smoke

    Anger is a gift people waste on television shows and media circuses.
    Sometimes if a movie star is angry about something they go that way.Personally I would be angry about this flesh eating disease thing.It looks scary.People don't like scary.Scary movies are ok but this might be different.So until its less than scary I will be angry.I choose to different and announce to all that THE WORLD SUCKS AND NONE OF THIS B.S. IS OK.
    but hey thats just me.

  • rigga-di-roff


  • We have a device which emits a blue light wavelength of 470 nm, found to Kill MRSA bacteria. This Light has been used by people (as an Alternative and/or as a compliment MRSA Treatment to traditional medicine)who were victims of Staph Infections and with good results in getting rid of their infections.

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