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Are farts germ carriers? I was thinking about it, and SOMETHING goes from one body into another. Is airborne disease not an issue because clothes are like masks?
Question Date: 2013-03-08
Answer 1:

I do not believe that the amount of matter expelled in a fart is enough to carry any kind of infection that would then be able to take hold. Usually, infections require a critical number of germs in order to get past the initial phase of the host's immune system, and I just don't think that there is enough capacity in a fart to do that.

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