This question came to me today via random neurons in my brain: “Can you get a disease from a fart?” Maybe more specifically, “Can you get a disease from smelling someone else’s fart?”
Well, it turns out that as far as original thoughts go, it’s more “been there done that” for the collective wisdom of humanity. Yahoo Answers’ “best” answer bravely addresses this question with the following:
Farts cannot transmit disease through the air. If you were to put your face right up to someone anus and they release a fart directly into your face then maybe you could be exposed to their e. coli but not in a quantity to make the average normal person ill.
The answer make sense but I still hesitate when I walk into a bathroom and get a whiff that pauses me in my tracks. Even if it’s sanitary, it’s still absolutely disgusting.