Duke study analyzes airborne viruses at airports

Many travelers associate flying with the possibility of getting sick, but the exact pathogens floating around terminals – and the best methods to detect those pathogens – has often eluded public health experts. A recent study out of Duke University has shown that not only are there several viruses you might catch from just breathing the air in airports, but that new detection method could lead to greater securi ty against pandemics. During the first months of 2018, a Duke research team spent…
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