Volcanic clay found to kill 99 per cent of MRSA superbugs

Dirt that originated in French volcanoes has the potential to kill up to 99 per cent of colonies of bugs like MRSA and E coli within 24 hours, say scientists.

The researchers believe that agricur, found in the Massif Central mountain range, may pave the way for the creation of antibiotics to which superbugs have no resistance.

They said that the clay was found to wipe out bug colonies in a day during laboratory experiments. They also revealed that control samples of MRSA, which were not treated with agricur, grew 45-fold over the same period.
Other deadly bacteria such as salmonella and a flesh-eating disease called buruli, which is a relative of leprosy, were killed by the clay during the experiments.


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