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April 30th, 2009
12:10 PM ET

Video: The Anatomy of a Sneeze

CNN's Randi Kaye looks at how germs from one sneeze can spread to hundreds, maybe thousands.


Filed under: Public Health • Randi Kaye
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  1. Jay

    And to think how many guys I've seen in the men's room at work just rinse with water after using the toilet. And some guys don’t even do that! Obviously their parents’ didn't raise them right by showing them to USE SOAP along with water to clean their hands. Come on folks this is AMERICA not some poor country without properly stocked facilities to clean one’s hands. I’m proud to be an AMERICAN & I WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER should be on a bumper sticker and in ALL bathrooms. Why should we worry about terrorist when we are sickening ourselves?

    April 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  2. Teresa, OH

    I liked watching "sneeze travel" : )

    I dont know how healthy this is, but I've always taught my kids ( and anyone else who will listen) PULL UP YOUR SHIRT AND SNEEZE INSIDE IT. Dont sneeze and get other people sick with your germs. Also, your sneeze droplets wont go to your hand and whatever else you choose to touch until you remember to wash your paws.

    If you wear a suit jacket: carry a hanky, tissue, OR pull the jacket up and sneeze in it. Chances are, ir you sneeze in your shirt or jacket, any germs we sneeze in our own clothes are gonna stay close and not infect other people.

    We wouldnt spit in anyones face, why in the world would we sneeze in it?

    April 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  3. joanne

    why doesn't the CDC develope a test for at home swine flu swabbing with a mail in address to laboratories in order to confirm swine flu. this would be helpful in decreasing overload in the doctors offices and also quickly help track this flu. There are at home pregnancy tests and other tests done in this manner, why not swabbing at home testing for swine flu?

    April 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm |