Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows You

Remember Pig-Pen? The little kid from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts cartoons who walked around in a cloud of dirt? Well, the human body does spew a cloud, but instead of dirt it contains millions of microorganisms.

“It turns out that that kid is all of us,” says James Meadow, a microbial ecologist who led research about the microbes shadowing us during postdoctoral work at the University of Oregon. “It’s just a microscopic cloud that’s really hard to see.”

The findings from Meadow and his colleagues were published Tuesday in the journalPeerJ.

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Source Credits: Rob Stein in NPR

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