Bacteria Appear to Be Traveling Huge Distances Through an Unknown Airborne Mechanism View Larger Image We know that bacteria are incredibly stubborn microorganisms, and new research suggests they’re also capable of travelling thousands of miles through the air. As you can imagine, this finding has implications for the spread of antibiotic resistance. Credit: CDC Read more… By James Sweeney|2019-03-31T21:58:16+00:00March 31st, 2019| Share This Post FacebookTwitterLinkedIn One Comment W. Curtis White, PhD April 1, 2019 at 12:37 am - Reply Where there is dust, bacteria can catch a ride. The spores of bacteria are well suited to survive the drying associated with flight. The aerodynamic nature of fungal spores and how they get airborne and stay suspended is in parallel with that of seed dissemination. The fungi, coccidiomycosis, causative agent of “desert fever” is very small on the order of bacteria and disseminates in air for 10’s of miles and more. As we see more drug resistant and emerging disease bacteria moving from the healthcare environment to the lay-person environment, a better understanding of how airborne bacteria move from hospitals to the surrounding environments is worth more investigation! Good Hunting, W. Curtis White, PhD ViaClean Technologies Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.