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Fist bumps for germophobes

Figure from Ghareeb et al. (2013) Journal of Hospital Infection.

Fist bumps are back in the news this week after the publication of a study finding that fist bumps transfer fewer bacteria than the more customary handshake. Researchers dipped rubber gloves in a solution of E. coli and measured the number of bacteria transferred onto a clean glove after a variety of different greetings, including [...]

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