While many of us are in the practice of washing our hands often and coughing into our sleeves, there appears to be more to preventing the spread of the flu virus.
Virginia Tech researcher Linsey Marr determined that the flu could indeed be spread simply by breathing the same air as a sick person. Marr and her team of researchers placed air filters around several pubic establishments and later evaluated the filters at the lab, WDBJ7.com reports.
"The concentrations are high enough that it is certainly possible that you could go into a room where someone has been sick and been spreading viruses and you could just breathe that air and potentially get the flu," Marr told the news source.
Of course, this also proves that air filters can be a highly effective means of preventing the spread of airborne illnesses.
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