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A perturbed skin microbiome can be 'contagious' and promote inflammation

13:55 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Science Daily

In a new study, researchers have shown for the first time that, not only can infection with the Leishmania parasite alter the skin microbiome of affected mice, but this altered microbial community can be passed to uninfected mice that share a cage with the infected animals.

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