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Bacteria Flying Private Routes?


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Bacteria may be traveling through the air rather than with people and animals.  Bacteria may be sharing DNA between far-away places.




At this stage, it is stlll "may be".  Rutgers scientists are onto the possibility.   

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Coach or First Class?  I know that is not what you meant, but I have long been concerned about disease transmission by way of air travelers.  Someone could hop a plane in South America or Africa and be in New York, Los Angeles, London, Beijing, Berlin, Paris, or other population center in less time than the bacteria or virus takes to incubate.  A virulent infectious agent could possibly go world-wide within 48 hours.

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