How Far Germs Spread On Plane – Video

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Have you ever wondered how far germs spread on a plane when someone sneezes? This video will give you the answer.

According to a simulation done by researchers at the FAA Center of Excellence at Purdue University, the video below simulates how far germs spread when someone sneezes.

How Far Germs Spread On Plane

How Far Germs Spread On Plane

The video below appears to be a typical 777 Business Class configuration of 2-3-2 seating common on some carriers. The infected person is sitting in the middle seat and sneezes. Take a look at how far the germs “spread” according to the simulation.

Appears the immediate row and row behind are at highest risk of infection. This makes me all the more appreciative when people who are sick wear a mask during longer flights, or at least cover their mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing.

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