Flu fears: How to avoid spreading germs
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 2:51
- Date Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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Just how easy is it to get the flu well really easy and were about to show you how fox news's medical -- teams doctor Marc Siegel is here.
-- brought along a friend with the demonstration to show.
How fast germs spread and if you've seen the movie contagion you kinda know where -- -- -- -- Steve 151000.
Viruses per cubic meter of -- one sneeze fills the whole room people think.
I'll do a Dracula cough right or I'll cover my mouth be very polite -- open the window of the car the problem is even if you do all of that.
The respiratory droplets can go all over the place you can still get sick.
-- so we've got a EL a dummy here a mannequin and he's been outfitted so that he can.
That he's coffee and I'm gonna wind up covered with.
-- -- -- -- -- Viruses twelve feet are -- not two feet twelve feet all right let's go ahead and -- -- -- read it.
Geared up here we should point out that -- Kevin Martin from university of Louisville's Paris simulation center and the folks at C eight.
For the -- all right.
Kevin medical students use this kind of thing to learn but I bet they do Kevin letter -- but I thought.
-- -- -- -- -- -- that is representative.
Of what a -- looks like.
Now we're gonna dimmed the lights.
And doctor Siegel has got it looks like he's.
-- -- a radar gun.
This is a black light that's gonna show all of -- look at the white stuff.
And that's a lot of people live on the surface like this altitude -- a look at somebody's Blackberry -- cannot be answered it's got much in those you touch your face it gets in your mouth you can live for up to two days on the surface like this man.
So everybody's got has these hand -- wash their hands and stay away from people that have the flu -- you should just imagine that everything in your office is covered with flu virus.
You can horse cold viruses that you can use the Clorox wipes you can white don't have -- computer what about me and my.
Steve -- -- away from you again -- general over the it will hometown.
I think you're gonna have to send this to the dry cleaners in my poncho included.
My goodness what agreed.
You know this really is good because it demonstrates exactly every -- some you hear somebody I think I was on the subway yesterday and I heard somebody call off.
-- uncovered caught and I thought -- me in -- and I started breathing in my coat.
I'm all for the covered call you've got to cover your face but even then it's not enough it's really something all right so -- cover your cough but just once again just imagined that well when I forgot about the coffee it's in the -- you wash your.
What can use the hand wipes you wipe down the surfaces with wipes with Clorox wipes and even then if you're sick if you're not feeling well enough coughs or sneezes stay home got you.
We'll be right back.