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Health officials warn of hookah-smoking hazard 

Two CSU students contracted oral herpes
Jump to full article: Fort Colliins (CO) Coloradoan, 2008-03-18
Author: HALLIE WOODS

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Cases of two Colorado State University students who might have contracted oral herpes from recent trips to a hookah bar are prompting health officials to remind people of the dangers of sharing saliva.

Anything from mononucleosis to an infectious cold sore can be passed through sharing soft drinks or passing around a mouthpiece at a hookah smoking session. "People shouldn't share spit," said Paul Poduska, infections control coordinator at Poudre Valley Hospital.

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