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Paranoia 101 – where is it safe to put your hand?

A recent experiment mapped the bacterial travellers on the New York Subway system and found that grabbing a handrail transmits the same number of bacteria as shaking hands with 10 000 people. An average of 2 million colony forming units were found per square inch, which for frequent travellers, equates to 900 times more than airplane […]

Another disease without a cure

An excellent review article published in the recent Christmas edition of the BMJ has highlighted another infection with no known cure. This infection is spreading rapidly with no known treatment and no vaccine in sight.