Barbara shows us the warts on her from walking barefoot. She believes she got them walking barefoot through airport security.
A closer look at the warts on Barbara's feet. Doctors say this is from being barefoot with an open sore and coming into contact with the human papillomavirus or HPV.
Airport security where our swabs tested by UNF microbiologists detected staph and fungus.
Channel 4's Nikki Kimbleton getting the test results from microbiologist Dr. Terri Ellis at UNF. The Microbiology Department tested all of the samples Nikki collected for staph, fungus and ecoli.
A test result that shows positive signs of staphyloccocus.
The sample from a local gym locker room where UNF found staph, fungus and ecoli.
Dr. Vimal Reddy, a podiatrist at the First Coast Foot & Ankle Clinic, explains to Nikki what can happen when your bare feet come into contact with staph, fungus and/or ecoli.
Dr. Vimal Reddy, a podiatrist with First Coast Foot & Ankle Clinic, warns everyone to wear socks or shoes in public places, especially if you have open sores or blisters.
Dr. Vimal Reddy, a podiatrist with First Coast Foot & Ankle Clinic, says flip flops are a good option versus walking barefoot in public places.
Doctors advise people to slip on socks after they slip off their shoes before walking through airport security.
Of the places we tested, the local locker room was the only place UNF found ecoli.
We tested three local beach access ramps, while they tested negative for both ecoli and staph, UNF found signs of fungus.
Going barefoot with open sores, blisters or deep cracks on your feet can allow germs and bacteria in. Doctors say problems can range from minor to severe, even requiring hospitalization.
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