Germs in the News


newsletternewswb-cropWhether 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!)

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/photos/video-classroom-experiment-reveals-quickly-germs-spread-26755004

 

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

www.webmd.com/news/20141117/every-kiss-begins-with-80-million-germs

 

Dirt as a source for new antibiotics?  Huh?

http://mic.com/articles/108020/science-finally-answers-life-s-oldest-question-can-i-eat-food-i-dropped-on-the-ground

 

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

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150121083640.htm

 

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

www.webmd.com/women/home-health-and-safety-9/places-germs-hide