Most of us know to cover our mouths when we sneeze, because infectious particles can travel up to 200 ft from a sneeze. However, an article titled “Viruses – Lots of Them – Are Falling from the Sky” in phys.org, reports that airborne bacteria and viruses can travel thousands of miles from one continent to another. They do this by hitching a ride on dust particles and sea mist.
So the next time you breathe, you probably are taking in viruses from Asia or Europe. There’s just no escaping these tiny bugs.