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Orf from raw fleece?
« on: May 27, 2013, 08:46:41 pm »
There's been some discussion on Ravelry about the (slim) possibility of a handspinner contracting orf if they handle a raw fleece and have any broken skin on their hands (and aren't wearing rubber gloves.)

I've posted the same in sheep and link to that here - please could we keep any and all discussion on that thread?  Thanks.
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