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Study eyes vuvuzelas for germs

Updated: June 10, 2010, 12:49 PM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Already criticized by some for being too noisy, the vuvuzela could also be spreading colds and flu germs, according to a London doctor.

The vuvuzela, a long plastic horn as common as uncomfortable seats at soccer matches in South Africa, is just about the most popular item in the country with the World Cup only one day away.

But with the flu season in South Africa in full swing, Dr. Ruth McNerney of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine told The Associated ...

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