India Today - - HEALTH -

As your hand­bag goes ev­ery­where with you, and is of­ten placed on the floor or on coun­ters, it eas­ily picks up germs. Mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gists at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin, US, have tested sam­ples from hun­dreds of purses and hand­bags. And they have found some level of bac­te­ria on each item— from pseu­domona, sta­phy­lo­coc­cus au­reus, E. coli, to sal­monella. The sci­en­tists found that these bac­te­ria can cause in­fec­tion on skin and soft tis­sues, eyes, ears, bones, lungs and stomach. Rarely fatal, but the dis­eases they cause can cre­ate dis­com­fort, along with fever, nausea, cough and di­ar­rhoea.

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