The tiny fraction of bacteria that cannot be defeated by anti-bacterial spray are having an absolute blast, according to reports.
With sales of hand sanitiser having gone through the roof over the last two and a half years, a number of plucky bacterial strains have managed to survive and thrive against all odds.
One particular nasty strain of bacteria, Michaelus Govium, told scientists, “Take your best shot, mate, we ain’t going nowhere.
“Other – weaker, pathetic – bacteria are taking an absolute thrashing from hand sanitiser, surface sprays and industrial strength wipes on a daily basis, but throw that our way and we’ll just stroll on through it.
“We’ve effectively got the place to ourselves now – the other day I had a little stroll along the edge of a table in a hospital operating theatre and then had a rummage through the scalpels in the instruments drawer, just because I could.”
With what sounded like a cocky smile bacteria then went on, “You’ll never get me, buddy, I’m going to live for-
“Woah, wait, what are you doing with that flamethrower?! No, noooooo!”