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An overflowing garbage can. Medical supplies and a disposable cup scattered across the counter. A bowl of something soaking in the sink, with white splatters on the floor and cabinets.

When Stephen Wilson saw the condition of the room he says his Army veteran son was taken to for treatment, he called it "unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful." Now a Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, has apologized and launched an inquiry to figure out what happened.

Wilson tweeted photos of the clinic room on April 27, tagging President Donald Trump and urging others to retweet.

"My son is a Veteran of the United States Army. He went to the #VA in Salt Lake City yesterday. This was the condition of the room he was seen in. Very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful," he wrote.

The authors next plan to study larger groups of people, including women, who live in different areas of the world. And they hope to better single out whether its exposure to animals (which would include pets, not just farm animals) or other aspects of rural life that explain the link.

[Proceedings of the National Academy of Science]

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