Monday, 27 November 2017

Flies more germ-laden than suspected


Musca Australis

the Southern Fly


Most picnickers would brush away flies from food, thinking nothing of bugs briefly landing on their sandwiches. But a new study suggests the insects carry far more dangerous bacteria than previously thought, meaning sandwiches are best avoided if they have been contaminated by flies. Researchers at Penn State Eberly College of Science in the United States found that common houseflies carry salmonella, e-coli and even bacteria which lead to stomach ulcers and deadly sepsis.  Nov. 24 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/24/flies-carry-bacteria-first-thought-warn-scientists/



The new understanding of the role of flies in poisoning our food comes in the month when the New Moon fell amid stars of Musca – the Southern Fly [1].  At University Park, PA where  Penn State Eberly College of Science is located, the New Moon is conjunct the Ascendant and makes a quincunx aspect to Uranus in the 6th house which is linked to public health issues.

The planet Uranus, is best understood archetypally in terms of the Greek mythic figure of Prometheus, who stole fire from the heavens in rebellion against the gods to give humankind greater freedom. This act helped humanity to find solutions to a host of problems that afflicted mankind.



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