Robert Preidt everydayhealth.com Illness-causing bacteria can survive on surfaces inside airplanes for days or even up to a week, a new study shows. Researchers tested how long two types of harmful bacteria — methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E. coli O157:H7 — could linger on common types of surfaces in airplane cabins. The researchers received six different types of materials — armrest, plastic tray table, metal toilet button, window shade, seat pocket cloth and leather — from a major airline. The two types of bacteria were placed on these surfaces and exposed to typical conditions found inside passenger aircraft. to read more: everydayhealth.com
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