Germs on a Plane: Look What They Found on Board

New study highlights bacteria concerns on planes.
1:41 | 05/20/14

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A lot of people are shocked by a new report about germs that could be all around you on airplane passenger flights especially at a time. When you viruses are on the rise ABC's David -- tells us the latest on invisible passengers flying with you. If you -- all those other passengers. Aren't the only living things on that jetliner tonight researchers say troubling bacteria can live in the plane environment for a week or longer. In a lab -- could bacteria on tray tables window shades seat pockets and arm -- And found that E. Coli and the antibiotic resistant MRSA can live on long after the passenger has departed the plane. I took a flight today. So airplanes and -- any other mass transit signals sprains. It's because -- -- of attention -- -- -- -- -- -- -- On a typical Washington to New York route up to seven trips a day meaning as many as six other people in the same seat. Touching that tray table and a window shade. Airlines say every time they land the cabin is clean tray tables seats wife. Delta says overnight a more thorough disinfection including the walls and -- negotiates. But with new viruses coming to the US we may need to know more. With Merz moving into the united -- is the perfect opportunity. For the airline industry to get together with the FAA and began to assess the risk. That the aircraft -- does represent to the flying public. His best advice wash or sanitize your hands before eating on a plane. David -- ABC news Washington.

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