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Sneezing and Germs
"Respiratory viruses cause sneezing and coughing...Nasal secretions [from sneezing] can travel at a velocity of over 20 meters per second and a distance greater than three meters (about 10 feet) to contaminate surrounding fomites [or surfaces]."
- "Significance of Fomites in the Spread of Respiratory and Enteric Viral Disease"
by Stephanie A. Boone and Charles P. Gerba, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Streptococcus pneumoniae - Gram-positive, encapsulated, coccus prokaryote (dividing). Causes (lower respiratory infection) pneumonia and (upper respiratory infections) bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, and otitis media (middle ear infection).
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