Reusable grocery bag may carry harmful bacteria

May 10, 2012

A new study tracked a 2010 outbreak of norovirus among young soccer players in Oregon. Seven out of 17 players who attended an out-of-state tournament became ill. The virus was traced to a reusable grocery tote bag.

Researchers say this is the first-ever reported case of transmitting norovirus with an inanimate object.

The study is published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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