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'''Bacillophobia''' or '''Bacteriophobia''', or '''Microbiophobia'''.
 
'''Bacillophobia''' or '''Bacteriophobia''', or '''Microbiophobia'''.
A term describing one afraid of [[bacteria]] or germs, or, more commonly, of being infected by them.
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A term describing a fear or [[phobia]] of [[bacteria]] or germs, or, more commonly, of being infected by them.<ref> Reber, A.S. & Reber E.S. (2001). Dictionary of Psychology. Penguin:London</ref>
   
 
Extreme bacteriophobes may refuse to go outside for fear of the germs out there, or insist that their possession and anyone who comes near them are steralised to prevent infection.
 
Extreme bacteriophobes may refuse to go outside for fear of the germs out there, or insist that their possession and anyone who comes near them are steralised to prevent infection.
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*[[List of phobias]]
 
*[[List of phobias]]
   
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Bacillophobia or Bacteriophobia, or Microbiophobia. A term describing a fear or phobia of bacteria or germs, or, more commonly, of being infected by them.[1]

Extreme bacteriophobes may refuse to go outside for fear of the germs out there, or insist that their possession and anyone who comes near them are steralised to prevent infection.

In order to prevent the anxiety aassociated with their fear some people develope extensive riuals to ward off contamination and may be diagnosed with OCD

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