Q: Is the air in an airplane really full of germs?
A: If you donít know this by now, you should.†Germs are everywhere, and if you get a bunch of people in a small space for a prolonged period of time, there are likely to be even more germs.†Because exposure to germs is virtually unavoidable, the very best way to keep yourself healthy is to practice good hand hygiene.
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