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10 Diseases You Could Get Just By Stepping Onto an Airplane

Airplanes are a great way to get from one place to the other in a relatively short period of time. They are also a great place to catch a disease. Airplanes are a breeding ground for germs -an enclosed space filled with people who may or may not have washed their hands, covered their mouths, or taken their medicine for that nasty virus they had. 

“When you go to the airport, you’re around people from all over the world. And not just people — also their germs,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told The Huffington Post. “Like any place of mass congregation, it’s a viral exchange center.”

Between the dry air inside the airplane cabin and the fact that the latches on overhead bins also get "lots of touching, but no cleaning," it's no surprise that people walk away contracting one of these 10 diseases — all from taking a flight. 

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