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Bacteriaphobia (Fear of Germs) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Bacteriaphobia is a persistent irrational fear of germs. Sufferers from bacteriaphobia experience undue anxiety even though they realize that most germs are not pathogens (disease-causing germs). To avoid germs, they may repeat cleaning rituals such as washing their hands or face. Surgeons practice a degree of what appears to be bacteriaphobia to protect their patients.



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