Medical Health News: 15 Simple Habits Doctors Swear by to Avoid Colds and the Flu
Take precautions when traveling by airplane
“Among all infections, the flu is the most prevalent among travelers,” says Mary Anne Jackson, MD, an infectious diseases doctor at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. For this reason, she advocates for taking several precautions while traveling.
She recommends that flyers “avoid aisle seats when flying, since these are high-touch areas for those boarding planes.” She also suggests bringing along alcohol wipes to clean the tray table, armrests, seat pockets, windows, overhead bins, taps, sinks, and toilet handles.
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