Cris LaBossiere

Cris LaBossiere
Strength training and mountain biking. My two favorites

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ride The Bus, Catch a Cold

A new study from the University of Nottingham shows that if you've used pubic transport recently, there is a 6X increase in developing an acute respiratory infection.

Study subjects who had recently developed acute respiratory infection symptoms were asked to fill out questionnaires detailing bus or tram use in the 5 days preceding the onset of their symptoms.

Those who used public transport within 5 days prior to becoming symptomatic were 6 times more likely to develop acute respiratory infections.

What to do?

Not a lot.  Wash your hands after getting off the bus, try not to touch too many surfaces, and don't lick the hand rails.

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