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Flies Carry Even More Bacteria Than You Might Think

Flies can be pretty annoying. But one international team of researchers says they could also be harmful.

In a recent study, researchers found flies carry more bacteria than they expected — sometimes hundreds of species. The results support a common idea that flies might serve as powerful vectors for disease, exposing humans and other animals to harmful microbes.

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