Germs in the News

Whether it’s the Ebola virus or more commonplace “bugs,” we often hear about germs in the news.  Check out this selection of noteworthy news items.

Good Morning America goes into a classroom to see how quickly germs can spread.  (Our Glo-Germ powder makes a cameo appearance!)

In November 2014, Dutch researchers reported that 10 seconds of kissing can translate into 80 million germs moving from one person to the other.

Dirt as a source for new antibiotics?  Huh?

Researchers have learned that bacteria can “communicate” with chemical signals.

What’s the germiest place in most homes?  That’s a good question… and the answers might surprise you and your students.

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