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Money - the best hawker disease

December 29 2006
06:40

At the banknotes found Pathogens such as influenza, tuberculosis, hepatitis, salmonellosis and dysentery.

How dirty Russian money, decided to test the specialists Gosznak. Together with experts from the Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamaliel they were able to establish that the worn-out bills are up to 500 species of bacteria and 3-4 types of fungi.

Selection of money to experiment with members of the Institute held at the Yaroslavl station. The overall level of microorganisms insemination ranged from 10 to 100 bacterial cells per bill. On banknotes met agents such dangerous diseases as tuberculosis, hepatitis, salmonellosis, dysentery. Experts also found that the agents of viral infections such as influenza, which in a normal environment have a relatively short lifespan, can survive on banknotes for several weeks, reports "NEWSru".

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