County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Photo: John Garghan


Scientists at Swansea University Medical School in the United Kingdom examined soil from an area of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, known as the Boho Highlands. This soil has long been reputed to have healing properties.

They found that the soil contained a previously unknown strain of Streptomyces bacteria that has remarkable medicinal properties.

Tests revealed that the strain was able to stop the growth of MRSA and three other superbugs that can spread in hospitals.

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