A short history of Humans and Germs
Humans get along pretty well with most microbes. Which is lucky, because there are a lot more of them in the world than there are of us. We couldn’t even live without many of them. But a few hundred have evolved, and are still evolving, to exploit our bodies in ways that can make us really sick. These are the microbes we call germs. Think plague, flu, HIV, SARS, Ebola, Zika, measles.
Recently National Public Radio (NPR) in america created a video series about where germs come from.
It is a fascinating account of how microbes have evolved around us and within us and how they affect what we think feel and do.