The study, conducted by the University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, viruses found on 10 percent of all sampled, but said plastic security trays were the worst.
There is a place to avoid at the airport if you want to keep yourself from getting sick: the plastic trays at the security that items are piled up before being scanned.
In a new study by pandemic experts, that the trays are found on the port of the highest levels of viruses at airports — more than in the toilets.
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The study was conducted by the University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare.
Researchers sampled a variety of surfaces at the airport Helsinki-Vantaa airport in the winter of 2016 that are frequently touched by passengers. Viruses were found on 10 percent of all sampled, and most on the plastic trays at the security.
Bacteria that can cause disease was also found on the card readers in the shops, passport control counters, stair rails and in the playgrounds, as well as in the air.
The researchers found more viruses that can lead to infections of the respiratory tract on the plastic containers than they did on the airport toilets.
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Rhinovirus, which causes the common cold, the virus that was the most often picked up in the tests. The swabs also found that the bacteria that causes the flu.
However, no respiratory viruses were found on surfaces in the airport toilets.
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The study indicates that cough in your hands and then wash them is the key to the infectious diseases and not pass them on.
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