Your hotel room is not dirty: it becomes home to your bacteria within hours

August 29, 2014 2:38 AM

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Hotel guests can put away their germ-provoked scruples now that a team of researchers shows that our hotel rooms become home to our own bacteria within hours of our arrivals.

When humans move from place to place, they take a lot with them that remains completely unseen by the naked eye. Each one of us carries a massive ecosystem of microbes, or “microbiome,” both inside and outside of our bodies. Our individual microbiomes set up shop in our new locations rather quickly,...

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