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Another proposed connection between skin & transmission of nasty microbes: this time re: foot & mouth disease#microBEnet

A new paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B is a bit disconcerting.  The paper “Skin as a potential source of infectious foot and mouth disease aerosols” is by Michael Dillon from Lawrence Livermore Labs (I have added the reference to the microBEnet collections at Mendeley and CiteULike).  A bit more about the paper can be found in a press release: Foot and mouth disease may spread through shedding skin cells | Science Blog.  The paper is basically a review and some theoretical proposals about the disease.  Seems perfectly plausible.  Though I note, as with the recent bedbugs and MRSA story, there does not appear to be evidence in complete support of the theory at this time.  But in general, I would say, it is a bad week for the skin public relations department.

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

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