Dogs bring bacteria home, but that's not necessarily bad

05/23/2013 | NBC News

Homes with dogs have more bacteria and greater diversity of bacteria than those without dogs, according to a North Carolina State University study, but that doesn't necessarily mean people living with canine friends face any additional health risks. Most of the bacteria identified were not pathogenic, and they may even have some benefits for humans. "We know we have all these bacteria in our home," said researcher Holly Menninger. "Let's learn to live with them."

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