The flu can be spread just from breathing
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the University of Maryland and features a look at how the flu can be spread from person to person simply by breathing.
This year’s flu season has been especially severe, with the number of reported deaths continuing to rise. While most people think the flu can only be spread through contaminated surfaces and exposure to an infected person’s mucus, this study reveals that it can be transmitted simply from breathing.
The research was a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland, San José State University, Missouri Western State University and University of California, Berkeley contributed to this study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health.
Video Credit: Hope Llansó, University of Maryland