Ammo and disease


#1

I handled a lot of 1915-1918 American ammo at a Scranton,PA show and later, in the car, decided to eat potato chips, without washing hands. Then I thought of Spanish flu and decided to postpone eating. Has there been a medical case of disease transmission through ammunition, flu or anything else?


#2

Viruses & bacteria can’t live for more than a few weeks outside a host. Most of them die within a day or two outside a body - so no worries. You can lick those 1918 cartridges if you want to. You’d be more apt to catch a common cold from all the people who sneeze and cough, and then handle cartridges before you that you also touch within an hour.


#3

What about money? We handle that every day and don’t even think about it.


#4

Always the problem of lead ingestion, by mouth or nose.