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Jane's Blog Air Travel and Germs

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Jane's Blog Air Travel and Germs

Since the beginning of COVID 19 airline travel is becoming frequent again. Time to protect yourself against the many germs you are exposed to while traveling in the air. According to a study published in Microbiology Spectrum 2015, “Infectious diseases" are still among the leading causes of death worldwide due to their persistence, emergence, and reemergence. Air transportation is a major vehicle for the rapid spread of germs. A University of Alabama study found that some germs can stay up to 7 days on a plane piling up on everything you touch. In 2014 alone, over 3.3 billion passengers and 50...

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Jane’s Blog Viral Infections How to Defend Your Health!

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Jane’s Blog Viral Infections How to Defend Your Health!

Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu, warts, HPV, chicken pox, shingles, norovirus, West Nile, measles and more. They are microscopic biological agents that reproduce inside the cells of living hosts. When infected by a virus, a host cell is forced to produce thousands of identical copies of the original virus at an extraordinary rate. After contacting a host cell, a virus will insert genetic material into the host and take over that host's functions. The virus continues to reproduce, but it produces more viral protein and genetic material instead of the usual cellular products and is...

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