Coughs and Sneezes travel much farther than previously thought

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 13 at 11:20 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A new study from MIT found that coughs and sneezes create gas clouds that travel between 5 and 200 times farther than originally thought.

Scientists said this could spread disease well beyond just a person's immediate area.

Click the video player above to see more on the study.

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