Travel is prone to all kinds of challenges â€“ delays (be they mechanical or weather-related), dealing with awful fellow passengers, and GERMS.
Air travel is in incubus for viruses â€“ everything from the common cold to, well, Ebola.
Let me assure you that itâ€™s near impossible to contract Ebola by being in the same aircraft as a patient. Ebola is not airborne, nor is it transferrable via touch. You need to come in contact with a patientâ€™s bodily fluids to risk transmission.
That said, you should wipe up any spills with a sanitizing wipe near you before sitting down.
The common cold (and the flu), however â€“ those are nasty beasts that are easily transmitted. Consider the re-circulated air and confined space in an airplane, and youâ€™re likely to get sick if a neighboring passenger is coughing.
I come prepared for contact with cold and flu viruses while traveling. And now, you can (and should!) do the same.
Iâ€™d love to know â€“ what do you do to stay healthy and prevent getting sick when traveling? COMMENT below with your top tips. Â
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