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04 October 2010

No flies on you

It's not just that flies are annoying, they're germ-laden. This summer, strike them off your guest-list.

A single housefly can carry more than 1 million bacteria on its body! But this isn’t really its fault. Nature dictates that in order for flies to procreate successfully, they must lay their eggs on some pretty germ-laden substances – including faeces and sometimes on the dead or rotting flesh of animals.

Among the diseases houseflies can transmit are dysentery, diarrhoea and typhoid.

 
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