And You Thought ONLY Virus Were Contagious

 They call us “home”

our microbiome.

Our body spews 

a cloud no one can see

Bacteria, viruses, fungi

intermingling you and me

Releasing microbes in the air

from head to toe where ever we go

Because they’re here to stay

Don’t waste your money

on bug spray

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“Each of us carries around millions of microorganisms – including bacteria, fungi and viruses on the inner and outer surfaces of our bodies. Most of them aren’t dangerous. In fact, growing evidence indicates that they help us in lots of ways. Scientists call this collection of organisms our microbiome.”

‘”A lot of the recent work on the human microbiome has revealed that we’re kind of spilling our microbial companions all over our houses and our offices and the people around us” 

“. . . the findings raise a number of possibilities, including, maybe, one day being able to identify a criminal by analyzing the microbial cloud he or she leaves behind at the scene.”

We know that if you live with people, and even if you just work with people, your microbial communities come to resemble theirs over time, . . .  And in the past we used to think that was due to touch. It may be just that you’re releasing microbes into the air and some of those microbes are colonizing the people you’re with.”

 In this time of PANDEMIC

WEAR A MASK!

 

Excerpted from: Wherever-you-go-your-personal-cloud-of-microbes-follows

3 comments on “And You Thought ONLY Virus Were Contagious

  1. I absolutely agree! My husband and I got vaccinated, but we know very well that we still have to wear masks no matter what. If more people would have done it from the beginning, the pandemic probably could have been much shorter.

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