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Tissues at the ready. A single sneeze in a busy area can end up infecting 150 people with a cold in just five minutes, new research suggests. An analysis of the germs unleashed from a single commuter's sneeze showed that within minutes they are being passed on via escalator handrails or seats on trains and underground carriages.

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submitted by: igloogirl   Dec 6, 2008
category: News keywords: sneeze, cold, virus, spread, sick
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Isn't that a little high of an estimate? Wouldn't everyone be sick all the time if that were the case?
posted by: ordertoad     Dec 15, 2008
Eww, I need one of those giant bubbles to walk in.
posted by: ety45     Dec 15, 2008

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