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Traveling for this Holidays? Avoid Getting Sick with These Health Hacks

Before you board that plane, consider these three simple tips to help keep your festivities sniffle-free and your season bright.

The holidays are almost here, and you may soon be one of the many people boarding a plane, train, or automobile to spend time with loved ones.

However, being in close contact with several people in an enclosed space can also expose you to many germs before you’ve reached your destination, increasing your risk of getting sick.

So, before you book that ticket, consider these tips to help keep your festivities sniffle-free and your season bright.

1. Be on your germ guard

Before setting foot in an airport, train station, or bus station, Jason Tetro, microbiology researcher and author of “The Germ Files” suggests thinking of these public places like an emergency room.

“You are in a crowded environment and you are surrounded by people with varying degrees of health. Because you do not know who might be infected, you have to be ready for the unexpected,” Tetro told Healthline.

He says the majority of microbial species, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, come from people.

2 Wash your hands and change clothes after your trip

If your hands pick up microbes of the flu, staph, or respiratory virus while traveling and you touch your face, you can become infected, explains Tetro.

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