It gets more and more difficult to remove the pathogens through hand washing.
We no longer are dealing with pathogens, we are dealing with Superbugs.
What it does is it breaks down the immune system and creates openings for pathogens.
However, this practice does potentially expose hunters to the pathogens carried on these animals.
The pathogens always will win, though we can feel good now and again having won a battle.
I paged through descriptions of the dead cities that pathogens had left behind.
pathogen path·o·gen (pāth'ə-jən)
An agent that causes disease, especially a living microorganism such as a bacterium, virus, or fungus.
An agent that causes infection or disease, especially a microorganism, such as a bacterium or protozoan, or a virus. See Note at germ.