• Study: Interaction of Silver Nanoparticles with Tacaribe Virus
    Silver nanoparticles (10nm) have shown to be bactericidal, which is “promising in light of the growing number of antibiotic resistant bacteria.”
  • More than 200,000 people are hospitalized on average for flu-related complications each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Annual U.S. flu deaths have ranged as low as 3,000 and as high as 49,000.” Hospitals Brace as Ebola Panic, Flu Season CollideWritten by Bill Berkrot and Yasmeen Abutaleb
  • On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC. “Avoid the ‘back-to-school plague’” Written by Jen Christensen, CNN.
  • Approximately 5-20% of Americans develop the flu and roughly 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related symptoms each year. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. Public School Students in grades K-12 miss approximately 22 million school days each year due to the common cold.
  • You’re 100 times more likely to catch a cold while on a plane than you are in your day-to-day routine. Journal of Environment Health.
  • The monthly average of American airline travelers is estimated at 26 million travelers according to the Abritron Airport Study.

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“How Sneeze Particles Travel Inside An Airplane”

Loren Grush, a writer for Popular Science, recently contributed an article detailing how germ particles from a sneeze travel throughout an aircraft. The video above was created by ANSYS, a company that specializes in precise simulation software, to simulate the pattern of airflow in aircrafts in order to help airlines, health officials and agencies trace how flu particles are dispersed while flying at 39,000 feet. 

After watching this video, I’m sure you’ll never leave home without your Marf! (I know I won’t)

You can view Grush’s full article here