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5 ways to avoid colds while flying

The Journal of Environmental Health Research reports that you are up to 113 times more likely to catch a cold in-flight than on the ground. “In order to protect yourself against airborne germs you have to understand how they are spread,” said Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, an infectious disease and oral microbiology specialist and scientist. “It’s a combination of things that will make you stay healthy while flying.” Ghannoum offers these tips.


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