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April 23, 2014

Study Reports Germs Travel Farther Than Originally Thought

Study Reports Germs Travel Farther Than Originally Thought

Each sneeze or cough generates a cloud of invisible gas that propels droplets of infectious material farther than originally thought, and smaller droplets actually travel farther than larger ones. A new study from MIT researchers published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics says this gas cloud extends the reach of droplets by five to 200 times.

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/04/study-reports-germs-travel-farther-than-originally-thought.aspx

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