Evolution of a bacteria: How a previously benign bacteria became deadly.

The Rogue Bacteria That Evolved Into a Human Killer​ (Video)

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April 23 2014 6:28 PM

How Do Harmless Bacteria Become Deadly?​

Scientists are analyzing different strains in an attempt to find out.

The bacteria GAS went rogue in the 1980s, ultimately evolving into a human killer. It now causes up to 500,000 deaths a year, with victims reporting symptoms ranging from a sore throat to the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis.

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