After scanning four public restrooms in San Diego recently, a team of researchers found a diverse mix of microbes that persisted for months despite regular cleaning of the facilities.
A key strategy being used to tackle the global problem of antibiotic resistance is the control of antibiotic prescribing.
Food safety experts say that freezing chickens could significantly reduce the chances of people catching the food poisoning bug campylobacter.
A single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria, according to Dutch scientists. They monitored the kissing behaviour of 21 couples and found those who kissed nine times a day were most likely to share salivary bugs.
A study in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, Oct 17th, describes learnings about the mode of transmission of Ebola in a Liberian hospital.