Interesting. I always thought viruses and bacteria were germs, but had not considered parasites or fungi to be germs. So that's new to me too. Or at least the last 2 categories being considered germs is new to me.That is interesting, I did not know. I just checked the online Merriam Webster and it lists four categories of germ. Bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi.
I recall a quote from Pasteur or someone who spent a life chasing germs and illness...and regretted that time thinking he should have studied the people that survived, not those who succumbed.good germs
my grandma had read up on holistic health some and referred to "good germs" probably referring to helpful bacteria