To Infinity and Beyond! No Distance is too Far for the Spread of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms
We all know they’re out there. So small that you can’t see them, yet able to pack a nasty punch with colonization or infection. Lurking on surfaces and hands WORLDWIDE, and now according to research, in outer space. These bugs aren’t just causing alarm for physicians, public health practitioners and infection preventionists. International (and interplanetary!) travelers (and astronauts!) need to take heed. These multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are mobile – and whether our travel is for leisure, medical tourism or expanding our scientific frontiers in space – these pesky organisms are ubiquitous and can put even the otherwise healthy traveler (or astronaut) at risk.