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The War of the Worlds
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  • A cankering disease, due, it is believed, to the action of certain bacteria, presently seized upon it.
  • But there are no bacteria in Mars, and directly these invaders arrived, directly they drank and fed, our microscopic allies began to work their overthrow.
  • At any rate, in all the bodies of the Martians that were examined after the war, no bacteria except those already known as terrestrial species were found.
  • Now by the action of natural selection, all terrestrial plants have acquired a resisting power against bacterial diseases—they never succumb without a severe struggle, but the red weed rotted like a thing already dead.
  • —slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared; slain as the red weed was being slain; slain, after all man’s devices had failed, by the humblest things that God, in his wisdom, has put upon this earth.

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  • The infection is caused by a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics.
  • After taking the medicine, I eat yogurt to replace healthy bacteria.

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