• Question: can you kill infections by electrocuting them?

    Asked by HairyFace101 to Craig on 16 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Craig O'Hare

      Craig O'Hare answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      If I’m being 100% honest I’m not really sure. I would imagine it would be sore for us to be zapped when we’re sick though!

      Bacteria often take up DNA from their environment when they’ve been electrocuted. If we were to use this as a therapy they might trade genes faster with one another and become drug resistant quicker.