How many bacteria are inside my body right now?

Your body is built of trillions of itty-bitty living blobs, called cells, that work together to make you. But for every cell you call your own, ten foreign bacteria cluster around or near it. You’re microbe metropolis! Scientists call these communities of foreign bacteria your body’s ‘’flora,’’ and no two people host the same mix of microorganisms. In fact, scientists are beginning to think of your flora as just another organ.

The human body may contain around 10 times fewer bacteria than previously thought, with the average person being made up of roughly equal numbers of body cells and microbes. This information goes against the long-standing assumption that each living person is composed of around 10 times more bacteria than human cells, exposing this as something of a myth.


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