Could TSA pat downs spread STDs?

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    Here is a little food for thought. Glad someone has published about it. I have emailed the CDC. BUT the CDC is not a regulatory agency. People who fly really need to contact their state department of health.


    More here: TSA Feel-Ups Could Spread STDs? - Health - Black Voices Conversations

    And here is a little more on the topic of infections which can be spread this way:

    http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Infectious_Skin_Diseases

    And lets don't forget MRSA.

    This actually IS a public health issue.
     
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    Oh trust me, I thought of this the moment the tsa came into existence. Doing a few years of microbiology sorta makes you a germaphobe.

    I NEVER let them touch me without changing their gloves in front of me. I never let them touch my things unless they change their gloves in front of me. I flat refuse to stand in their little "foot prints" when they want to search me. Do they sanitize carpets every night? I think not.

    Dont let them touch you unless they change their gloves!



     
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    I agree. :clap2:


     
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    Staph can survive on a door handle for 5 hours.
    Imagine how long they would live on a warm glove.

    Now calculate how many people those gloves could potentially touch in that amount of time
    :puke:
     
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    Doctors sound TSA germ alert


    Our government, lookin' out for YOU!!!
     
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    If they simply changed their gloves in-between pat-downs, this wouldn't be a problem. Hospital personnel switch gloves and wash hands like an obsessive-compulsive, and most of them are not feeling people's genitalia.
     
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    Oh gosh.

    And you guys want to have a voice about global warming??:lol::lol:
     
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    crap

    I'm not biting on the lastest paranoid spin on a 30 second pat down before I get into a sealed cabin for a few hours with 100+ strangers, two of which I'm sitting between as they caugh, sneeze, and sputter away towards our destination.

    Try again.
     
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    You are less likely to get an airborne pathogen aboard a plane than you are at work.

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/HEPA#Airlines

    Nice straw man though.
     

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