August 6th, 2012

How Not to Get Sick in a Crowd

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Medical researchers have investigated germs circulated in confined spaces, like airplanes, "where certainly there have been influenza, even tuberculosis outbreaks," says Gregory Poland, MD, director of the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Similarly, researchers have tracked germs in hospitals and office buildings where relatively large numbers of people congregate.

 

EverydayHealth by Jim Dalessio

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