SETI bioastro: Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Mon Jun 18 2001 - 11:46:21 PDT


Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=5170

Using satellite imagery, researchers have found that potentially
hazardous bacteria and fungi catch a free ride across the Atlantic,
courtesy of North African dust plumes. The researchers who made the
discovery believe the stowaway microbes might pose a health risk
to people in the western Atlantic region.


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