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Very interesting story “Destination — not the flight — more likely to make you sick”

Very very interesting article in the Globe and Mail by Alex Hutchinson: Destination — not the flight — more likely to make you sick, study says – The Globe and Mail.  The article discusses the issue of people (well, mostly athletes) getting sick when they travel.  What is fascinating is that a few lines of evidence indicate the illnesses are dependent largely on the destination traveled to and NOT time in an airplane.  Thus the risk of getting sick from plane trips (which is a real risk) is apparently much much less than the risk of traveling to a new place.  Not that planes are off the hook completely but this is definitely worth paying attention to when one thinks about studies of microbes in airplanes …

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