Reusable grocery bag may carry harmful bacteria
May 10, 2012 (WLS) -- Your reusable grocery bag may be a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.
A new study tracked a 2010 outbreak of norovirus among young soccer players in Oregon. Seven out of 17 players who attended an out-of-state tournament became ill. The virus was traced to a reusable grocery tote bag.
Researchers say this is the first-ever reported case of transmitting norovirus with an inanimate object.
The study is published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
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