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Horns used by football fans could spread disease

24th May 2011

According to a study, vuvuzelas can cause the spread of diseases such as the flu and tuberculosis.

Dr Ruth McNerney, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said a "vuvuzela blowing etiquette" might be better than banning the trumpets. "Just as with coughs or sneezes, action should be taken to prevent disease transmission, and people with infections must be advised against blowing their vuvuzelas close to other people," she said.

 

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