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TB linked to Metro buses

Diseases and IllnessesTuberculosis

Ever wonder how clean public transportation is, really?

A decade-long study by Methodist Hospital found the answer, and it just might scare you. Passengers riding particular Metro bus routes were more likely to have the disease Tuberculosis.

Metro says passengers should know, "METRO is at the forefront, working with students and researchers on this project. [They] will continue to do so, as students look at potential air filtration improvements. The riding public should keep in mind Tuberculosis is not widespread in our area. METRO buses are clean and our ventilation systems well maintained.”

We knew taking the bus was eco-friendly, but immune system-friendly could be an entirely different story. So, remember your Germ-X!

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