From The New York Times:
Growing scientific evidence suggests that felt, which helps anglers stay upright on slick rocks, is also a vehicle for noxious microorganisms that hitchhike to new places and disrupt freshwater ecosystems.And, presumably far more disturbing, from The Raleigh News & Observer:
"We're seeing a transition from MRSA being an infection largely of chronically ill and hospitalized patients, to one of healthy children," said Dr. Mark Piehl, medical director of WakeMed Children's Hospital. "There's no question that the bacteria is more prevalent in the community now."Given that we basically created these "super bugs" through use, and likely over-use, of antibiotics, you have to wonder whether our saviors will eventually kill us. And whether there's any way to avoid that.