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.