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Sampat
July 16, 2015

What diseases can you really get from toilet seats?

What diseases can you really get from toilet seats?

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  • Rohan Kumar  / July 16, 2015
    Answered by Rohan Kumar

    Studies have found dangerous strains on toilet seats, including antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus (one of several “flesh-eating bacteria”), norovirus (the “cruise ship bug”), E. coli, shigella and streptococcus. In theory, eve...  more

    Studies have found dangerous strains on toilet seats, including antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus (one of several “flesh-eating bacteria”), norovirus (the “cruise ship bug”), E. coli, shigella and streptococcus. In theory, even Ebola could be picked up from a toilet.

     

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  • Nachiket  / July 16, 2015
    Answered by Nachiket

    The danger is minimal unless the germs get into an open cut or are carried by a hand to the mouth, nose or eyes.

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