Viruses traveling by air

The chances of you catching something (germs, bacteria, illness, etc) on any given moment increases each day. And the chances grow even greater when you find yourself in crowded environments like the train and buses.  Well, now you can add air travel to that list of probable places where you can catch something gross and help spread it around.  I just read this article on Yahoo News that some viruses are spread around through air travel and crowding.  

As if your travel experience isn’t made bad enough with long check in lines, and security searches, and delays, now you have to be weary about viruses carried on board by fellow passengers. 

To make things worse, some of these viruses that are being passed around are viruses that were once thought to have been eradicated such as the Chikungunya and dengue fever.  In fact, the article further stated that the re-emergence of the dengue fever is associated with global urbanization and global transportation.

To read the article, click here.


~ by thedailycommuter on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

2 Responses to “Viruses traveling by air”

  1. Um… remember SARS? Remember all the security at airports and closures of airports to prevent the spread of it? Not new.

  2. Um, SARS happened around 2002 and 2003. This blog started in 2008. When was the last time you heard or read about people being affected by SARS.

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