The International Space Station is plagued by mysterious bugs & # 39; the space can leave astronauts in & # 39; risk & # 39; "Serious injury", according to a new study.
Scientists have discovered ecosystem b & # 39; & # 39 of robust, "infectious" aboard the station are similar to bugs found in hospitals in the World.
NASA team found five different varieties & # 39; Enterobacter, with researchers estimate that there is a likelihood of & # 39; "79 percent that could potentially cause illness".
The toilet on board the space station orbitanti was listed as one of the main sites & # 39; infection with the exercise area of the base.
The bacteria portions feared & # 39; can be resistant to drug leaving the astronauts in & # 39; risk & # 39; serious damage if traditional treatments fail to help.
Dr. Nitin Singh, the main author on the report, said: "Given the results of & # 39; multi-drug resistance to these [bacteria] and the greater chance & # 39; pathogenicity to identified, these species could potentially create considerations & # 39; health important for future missions. "
However, the researchers stressed that the bugs are not & # 39; harmful to humans currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Singh added: "It is important to understand that breeds found on the ISS were virulent, and that means not active threat to human health, but something that should be monitored."
Dr. Kasthuri Venkateswaran, microbiologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, showed that three of the strains belonged to species that caused diseases in newborns.
The mysterious bugs and infecting "patient made," suggesting that may have been suffering from a condition that makes them susceptible to contamination.