Single sneeze can give 150 people the sniffles!

December 5th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 5 (ANI): A train passengers single sneeze can infect 150 commuters with a cold, warn medical experts after studying 1300 commuters.

The blast shoots 100,000 droplets into the air at 90mph when unchecked by a handkerchief, the experts found.

And in another five minutes germs can invade the systems of 150 people who pick them up from seats, doors, station escalator handrails and other surfaces.

Going by the results, the Department of Health in the UK is urging besieged Brits to combat the cold by carrying tissues everytime.

Were trying to raise awareness so people alter their hygiene habits, the Sun quoted a rep, as saying. (ANI)

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