For EEMB40: Ecology of Disease class at UC Santa Barbara.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Coughs and sneezes spread diseases.
We mentioned sneezing when we talked about TB and it will return when we talk about influenza. According to research presented July 12 at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases approximately 1 out of every 4 people observed in a public setting failed to cover their mouth when they coughed or sneezed . Even more concerning, less than 5 percent of people covered their mouth using methods recommended by public health officials.