How to Fight Germs and Stay Healthy When You Travel

USA today offers a few tips to help travelers avoid bacteria and viruses that could make you sick:

Be wary of the airplane lavatory

Numerous studies have shown that these are teeming with E. coli on almost every surface.

Sanitize your seat

Pack disinfectant wipes and wipe down any surface you're using.

Protect yourself from sick passengers

Don't rub your eyes or touch your nose or mouth -- that's how many diseases spread.

Don't go barefoot at security checkpoints

Wear or bring socks to avoid athlete's foot and other fungal infections.

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