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Can airplane seats have parasites?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very Unlikely

It is very unlikely that pests such as bedbugs will be transmitted via airline seats.
Most parasites are obtained in their 'natural' enviroment: from swimming in infected water, walking barefoot on dirt roads/beaches, mosquito bites, or from drinking/eating contaminiated food and water. Check with your doctor and the cdc website prior to travel for more infromation.

In brief: Very Unlikely

It is very unlikely that pests such as bedbugs will be transmitted via airline seats.
Most parasites are obtained in their 'natural' enviroment: from swimming in infected water, walking barefoot on dirt roads/beaches, mosquito bites, or from drinking/eating contaminiated food and water. Check with your doctor and the cdc website prior to travel for more infromation.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lice

Lice can be spread by vector transmission for instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas.
If you are concerned bring a lint remover with you on the plane.

In brief: Lice

Lice can be spread by vector transmission for instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas.
If you are concerned bring a lint remover with you on the plane.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Not Normally

If flying in the USA, very remote occurrence - more chance in a restaurant.
Flying in a remote foreign country - maybe, even their food is a gamble too.

In brief: Not Normally

If flying in the USA, very remote occurrence - more chance in a restaurant.
Flying in a remote foreign country - maybe, even their food is a gamble too.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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