A recently released study by a research team at Auburn University’s Department of Biological Sciences reveals that extreme strains of E.Coli and MRSA can last for days on a plane. They can camp there on armrests, emergency manuals, seats and window-shades for up to one week.
Scientists have long thought of airplanes as potential hotbeds of infection and illness. Any science student could tell you that viruses generally thrive in low-humidity. Furthermore, high altitudes are known to cause fatigue in humans as well as weaken immune systems.