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Subject: Does spitting of athletes endanger health of others?

Date: Sun Aug 13 00:10:37 2000
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Area of science: Microbiology
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In sports such as rugby football, players are often seen spitting on the ground.  
At times, players are tackled and come into close contact with the ground with 
the face.  Does the spitting pose any danger to health eg TB?

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