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Medical Mud and germs

  1. Aug 7, 2008 #1
    i watch some training soldiers in movies, they crawl in a swamp, dirty, and needless to say full of germs
    Are there any entering his blood stream or his "lower part via the tube" ?
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  3. Aug 7, 2008 #2


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    That would depend on whether there were any open cuts if they were to enter the blood stream. More likely, skin infections would occur first.
  4. Aug 8, 2008 #3

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    Bacteria etc. that enter through holes in the head (mouth, nose, ears, etc) or holes elsewhere (ahem...) have to compete with the ginormous number of bacteria already there- bacteria which we coexist with. The blood is sterile, so open cuts are a potential problem.
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