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How does global plane travel make us more susceptible to viruses?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Doesn't

You aren' more susceptible, but more exposed and therefore more likely to encounter a variety of pathogens.
When you are enclosed in a metal tube for hours on end in close contact with people who may be incubating or suffering from a variety of illnesses you are infinitely more likely to be in touch with organisms like this than if you sitting on your porch drinking bourbon in rural kentucky.

In brief: Doesn't

You aren' more susceptible, but more exposed and therefore more likely to encounter a variety of pathogens.
When you are enclosed in a metal tube for hours on end in close contact with people who may be incubating or suffering from a variety of illnesses you are infinitely more likely to be in touch with organisms like this than if you sitting on your porch drinking bourbon in rural kentucky.
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