New report exposes germ-infested areas on planes
What areas should you avoid?
- Duration 3:36
- Date Nov 20, 2012
What areas should you avoid?
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That's scary -- uninvited and I'm not just talking about your in laws flying at a town of the holidays although.
Until about the Jones on planes and -- not just in the bathroom.
Doctor Charles governor is known as doctor job on the he has been looking into this all right doctor.
I was told that the Dutch his place on the -- have to be the bathroom it is isn't it.
Oh yes it's probably the united Jeremy is bathroom you'll ever go into in your life.
Now am I right -- saying that you actually found E.
On the handfuls to the sink in lot of trees on at least 41%.
Of flights that sound serious to me.
Yes she you -- may have -- contaminated.
Those on restaurants get -- there's fifty people per toilet on an airplane.
And it's a difficult to wash your hands -- sinks or small the water shuts off.
So it's not surprising.
The -- many surfaces get contaminated.
Coli during the normal flight okay where else what other what what all the -- he spots on -- plane.
Will betray you bring down in front of -- because.
No nobody's really thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting them between -- just see how fast the plane turns over after it lands today and -- -- -- we found.
MRSA which bacteria which causes skin infections.
Nor -- -- virus which causes -- -- And influenza virus which because of flu how about that seat pockets that's in front of and they fall on the back of the seat behind -- in front of me.
Well they also get a lot of bacteria inside and because people are putting their hands and they're pretty material in there that they handled so you'll see that getting pretty contaminated too.
It's the plane at the interior of a plane when you take a flight.
The dusty has -- the most John -- place that's been in the in the public arena.
Yeah probably couldn't get a large number of people and it -- in a small area.
Particularly in a crowded plane.
Until they're all touching common surfaces -- every time somebody touches a surface that can put down germs.
The the next person can actually pick up when they touch those same surface world golf is that you know people go to the -- you know doctor John it is a great pleasure to have you with his on this Thanksgiving week when more people travel than most other weeks of the year multi you've got to take flights.
When you take a flight back to I presume you do take a flight what do you do.
Why -- hands sanitized with him because most of the common infections you get can be readily transmitted by your hands -- you -- hands sanitized they're with you.
You use it appropriately you know after you're out in public on the plane before you eat.
I think that's the best defense you can do.
You know this is Thanksgiving -- is supposed to be fun and he while we're giving us dial warnings about the interior of planes.
-- think what it is is just be cautious you know you're increasing your exposure to germs potentially could make you ill.
Wash your hands using hands sanitized when you can't if you have likened disinfectant -- what you might -- -- I guess the point but you know you're taking this.
And I suppose I should do very very seriously.
-- have you done a study about the connection between people getting sick and taking flights is there a correlation.
No there isn't not an airplane -- on buses there are people who take buses are twice as likely.
Auntie -- common infections that that driver kinda work.
So hands -- that is the message of the day this Thanksgiving week.
That's -- I wouldn't leave home without it.
-- -- You know doctor Charles governor doctor John it was a great pleasure having you on the show today I hope you're not scared everybody to death we appreciate -- -- -- -- so thank you very much indeed.