How do germs spread?
It’s gross AND serious!
- A cough delivers over 3,000 droplets of germ-laden saliva, traveling up to 50 mph, in a wide area.
- Sneezes broadcast 40,000 tiny droplets at speeds of over 200 mph. Think of it as a lingering room deodorizer spray…but toxic.
- A sneeze or cough combo can contain 200,000,000 — read that again: TWO HUNDRED MILLION — individual virus particles and can infect others up to 10 feet away.
- Germs enter our bodies through our mouths, noses, eyes and breaks in our skin.
- About 75% of most common illnesses are spread by hands.
- Every 3 minutes, a child brings his or her hands to their nose or mouth.