How germs spread
Dr. Marc Siegel reveals graphiic truth
- Duration 3:59
- Date Jan 19, 2013
Dr. Marc Siegel reveals graphiic truth
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-- is reached epidemic levels in the US this season suggests how easy is it to catch it very easy and this is what we do to new.
Co anchors a couple of and excel on the show this is just sort of -- hazing process Tucker.
A Fox News is not a -- team doctor Marc Siegel is here and he's brought -- a friend to help demonstrate just how fast flu germs can spread.
Alison -- isn't one of the number one reasons to go to see a doctor.
Your Airways get irritated you try to get out the mucus or whatever is in there the irritation but people don't realize.
That when you cough it spreads up to twelve feet and even if you cover your.
Mouth properly or use that tissue even then he opened the car window no matter what you do.
People don't realize that the respiratory droplets can go up to twelve feet they stay on services.
And the flow you can actually catch from those surfaces so you have to really be careful about that and that's how we have Tucker has -- what is what's gonna happen we're gonna simulate.
Well this is gonna -- visible is gonna show with a respiratory droplets visibly of course -- invisible in real life.
But we're gonna show exactly that -- this -- -- people out there can realize just how you have to stay away from people that are -- -- you can protect yourself and this is why the flu has spread to these epidemic levels and got a wife and services you gotta wash your hair and you've got to really -- your -- -- I I need -- -- -- isn't he exactly doctors say OK you show us exactly what happens.
When someone costs.
Your car for you and it's all over my coffee it's it's actually plays in the years our travels in the air.
And we'll we'll take a look at it and we can show -- repulsive.
And is this actually.
Is -- and this is simulating a cop exactly and in the winter respiratory droplets go faster -- -- the humidity and I.
I can't go look at that is all women -- property had you seen it in his office.
Aren't so now when you do now deficit now.
I'm showing exactly.
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Well I think I trust -- I'm looking at these droplets -- their representation -- and white -- and they are everywhere and they -- they're saturating my coffee.
Jimmy -- -- -- and what his coffee and his -- realize -- Tucker do you call for your computer or you or your table you have to -- those -- with Clorox.
What Clorox the -- get wipes not just wait for your hands waves for the service here we can see exactly at that.
-- visit each one of these these represents a little droplet or respiratory -- the which could be loaded with virus -- with.
A cold but flyers with bacteria and then saturated and felt -- in his hand touches Tucker is face then he gets the flu.
Exactly people go to the doctor they get an antibiotic you know one half of the time we're giving -- antibiotics usually unnecessarily.
These are usually viruses yes and you can't treat them with -- better just just give us a real short -- -- about how come we.
Beef up our immune system -- we can't avoid being caught on obvious what would you can be aware that the cost travels this way if you're going to be about your immune system sleep properly exercised properly eat properly don't get stressed.
And be aware when you are rundown because that's when you more prone to get -- like this but also I'm in this show us out why we're -- wash our hands on time not just wash your hands and washing hands if you can.
If not goes hand -- a great if you can't get to -- -- due to sing happy birthday to wash your hands.
For full thirty seconds then use those handlers.
Doctor Mark Siegel thanks so much for showing suspect demonstration thanks again to our human -- simulator.
And just to tell her girls we have -- -- you lose -- medical schools are teaching medical school I was honored to be sneezed on by Andrea thank you expect.
Thank Kevin Martin from the university and -- -- Harris simulation center and the folks at CI AE healthcare.
From loaning us all of these devices -- we're -- -- Tucker and we get to yeah plus you don't I.
Now that I've been infected more FOX & Friends Donovan today.