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Well if you're traveling during the holidays you won't be alone according to AAA over 93 million Americans are expected to leave home.
And that means airports and planes will be crowded.
And with large crowds come lots of germs so doctor Philip Cheatham joins us now she's from Winthrop university hospital and about those -- hotspots and what you can do to stay clean thank you for being with thanks for having me first briefly at the checkpoint people take off accused of not wearing socks that idea -- -- -- -- -- the problem with apple says that you have many people.
And to take -- our planes and a very small area saint John's they met in -- -- -- right so pillows and blankets in 2007 they found that these are washed.
As often as every as little as every thirty days.
But thrive in this was published in the Wall Street John in 2007.
And this was written before many -- swept washing blankets and put him in the plastic back -- Not -- is old but -- -- -- -- consigned with some lines that still don't watch that blanket -- recruitment and the -- should probably just put a switcher or something of your -- over thoughts right our right to tray tables TV screens latches on overhead -- term hot spot that's -- and the studies where they've actually swaps these back areas TV screens -- set the screens in the cockpit.
So it was reconcile that for -- netspective -- me collapses on -- had things.
That being found to have nor right virus influenza virus that these are key areas that people are touching all the time.
Increased risk of picking up -- -- so your advice is to wipe these areas down have an anti bacterial.
That's right I mean we can avoid sounds to a degree -- that all around us and the key -- it's have a healthy immune system.
So racetracks lack of sleep -- -- that will affect your immune system so those things that you could dig -- and make sure you get good night's sleep before you travel.
Take plenty of warts are on the playing because reunited dehydration can affect your highways.
That you vitamin.
A -- increasing quote AH DC that can based during means that sent all these things are important make sure it vaccinations are up today -- -- before you travel.
Once you you can do other things to wipe down surfaces and protect against those germs but the air on that plane.
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Chastain factions say stay well hydrated before he gets on the plane by some bottles -- that day wait until you're an hour and the fight before.
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Doctor -- achieve and thank you so much for joining us thank you.
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