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Vuvuzelas Can Spread Germs, Expert Warns

by VR Sreeraman on  June 25, 2010 at 12:31 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Vuvuzelas aren't just loud but they can spread germs too, a South African clinic warned Thursday, urging fans to keep their lips on their own horns to avoid catching colds.
 Vuvuzelas Can Spread Germs, Expert Warns
Vuvuzelas Can Spread Germs, Expert Warns
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"A fan instrument such as the much-loved vuvuzela can unfortunately blow spittle and germs from infected individuals on to other people in crowded areas and may be a health risk for infectious illnesses such as flu," said Netcare Travel Clinics doctor Pete Vincent.

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He also warned that sharing vuvuzelas can spread germs, while blowing too hard can damage the throat -- after a woman in Cape Town ruptured her throat during a trumpet-blowing competition.

The din from the tuneless plastic trumpets have become the defining sound of South Africa's World Cup, leaving television networks hunting for ways to tune out the constant buzz from their broadcasts.

Source: AFP
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