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tariq don't deny the truth with pseudo science

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 13, 2006 at 01:55

"Why is it that the fly does not die itself of all the diseases?"

Tariq I remember you said you were a college student. I'm starting to have difficulty believing that, because if you were you would not have made this pseudo scientific statement.

House flies carry all sorts of bacteria and viruses. asking why the fly does not die of all the diseases is like asking why snakes don't die of there venon. Let me educate again on house flies.

A total of 161 strains of Campylobacter fetus subsp. jejuni were isolated from house flies (Musca domestica). The carrier rates detected were 50.7% in flies captured on a chicken farm and 43.2% in flies from a piggery. The relative prevalences of Campylobacter coli, C. jejuni, and nalidixic acid-resistant thermophilic campylobacters were 90.1, 6.2, and 3.7%, respectively. The results indicate that flies may play a linking role in the epidemiology of Campylobacter infection in humans by transmitting campylobacters from animals to human food.

Some more information:

Houseflies have evolved in close association with people and their environment. While houseflies are plentiful and annoying, of greater importance is their role in possible transmission of organisms, which cause diseases and illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery and diarrhea. They can also mechanically transmit parasitic worms such as pinworms, roundworms and hookworms. The houseflies' filthy habits make them efficient in picking up disease causing organisms from garbage, sewage and fecal matter. They regurgitate, defecate or simply transfer those organisms by leg or mouth to human and animal food.

More than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly may cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax ophthalmia and infantile diarrhea, as well as parasitic worms. Pathogenic organisms are picked up by flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth, and then transferred on their mouthparts and other body parts, through their vomitus, feces and contaminated external body parts to human and animal food.

tariq I'm sure you would not drink your milk if a fly falls in it? Or would you?

If you go to any web site or any library and do some research on house flies you wll find exactly the same thing. So stop with the pseudo science. If you have respect for your own intelligence you will stop it.
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