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The Flu Travels On Airplanes

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wow, whooda thunk? The Washington Post ran an article that tells us about a study that concludes that air travel spreads the flu. The study documented a two week delay in the flu season in 2001 because of the travel shutdown on 9/11.
It's not that a lot of people catch the flu from sneezy fellow passengers, although that's possible. Instead, Mr. Brownstein says, travelers who may start a trip before flu's symptoms kick in infect the people they're visiting -- or they catch the virus in one city and carry it back home.
I don't know about the flu because I always get a shot as early as possible each year, but I certainly have brought sinus infections from all over the world to my home.

   

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