I need both of these
this is a sneaking mission
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i like to now think of this post as if all the people who reblogged it are sneaking along with me
just a trail of sneaking
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well TECHNICALLY, s. aureus already lives on your skin, it needs to be in an area past the mucus membranes/get in thru a wound to be pathogenic
A team of molecular biology students at the University of Surrey has created a series of “artworks” by imprinting mobile phones onto a layer of bacteriological growth media.
Students in a Practical and Biomedical Bacteriology class run by Simon Park were encouraged to imprint their mobile phones onto a petri dish filled with the growth media to see what bacteria were present. After three days, the imprints had bloomed with bacteria.
According to Park, most of the bacteria were harmless ones normally found on the skin, such as the Micrococcus species. However, disease carrying bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus were also found. Park is not surprised by this, as around 20 percent of people persistently carry the bacterium, while 60 percent of us are intermittent carriers.
"The ecological niche on the body for S. aureus is the nostrils, so a furtive pick of the nose, and a quick text after, and you end up with this pathogen on your smartphone.”
This is the kind of stuff that’s living on your phone right now, folks.
Remember to wash your grubby hands and stop picking your noses.