Staying healthy on an airplane during cold, flu season

Have you ever come back from a trip on an airplane only to start coughing and sneezing? The common cold virus incubated in you and it has started to make you miserable. Or worse, the flu has you sidelined after a flight.

Researches with Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently boarded hundreds of flights to track the movement of common viruses on commercial airplanes.

A UPMC expert on infectious disease boarded a plane with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 anchor Shannon Perrine to demonstrate what helps and what does not help people stay healthy — at 30,000 feet.

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