How Not to Get Sick on a Plane? Choose Your Seat Wisely

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 During the height of the flu season, researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University took four crowded flights from Atlanta to the West Coast. They observed passenger and crew movements, took air and surface samples, and listened for anyone who was coughing. The researchers were gathering data for a new study on how infectious diseases are transmitted among air travelers. School of Mathematics Professor Howard Weiss was a co-author of the study. The results of the research continue to get mainstream media attention, including this New York Times story and an article in Smithsonian Magazine.

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College of Sciences, School of Mathematics

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Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics
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College of Sciences, School of Mathematics, Howard (Howie) Weiss, air travel, Infectious diseases, Emory University, influenza, flu season
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 23, 2018 - 10:29am
  • Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018 - 10:29am