The Real Reason Germs Spread in the Winter
The influenza season would be upon us soon, if not already here! People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away in a non-airconditioned environment. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose.
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Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention