Microbe Invasion

Humans are constantly under attack from relentless waves of microbes, fighting to set up home in every living environment the body has to offer– and there’s no escape.

Produced by NHNZ

Just like the Earth itself, our body is a living planet, a network of ecosystems where bacteria are the dominant life form. The womb is the only environment where we are free of bacteria. But, throughout life’s journey, as we travel from the birth canal to death and beyond, we are invaded and become host to, an army of bacteria and other microscopic bugs ¾ both good and bad.

With some of the world’s leading microbial experts guiding the way and through extensive use of computer graphics, this fifty minute documentary takes us into the world of bacteria and bugs as we’ve never seen them before and demonstrates that we need them as much as they need us.

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