|Wash those hands!|
, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island
Officials rate the chances of transmission as "low," according to the article.
Now, it's been fifteen years since Gut Check last studied with the Jesuits, but if I remember my Catholic theology correctly, the communion wafer doesn't simply represent the body of Christ but at that moment actually becomes the body of Christ, which means you could contract hepatitis A from the body of Christ.
Well, if nothing else, at long last I have the opportunity to reference transubstantiation in a Gut Check post.
* - Note to Benedict XVI: Though Jesuit-educated for seven years, I'm not Catholic, so put down your excommunicating wand.