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Auburn airplane germ study mentioned on NBC Nightly News

I believe in the human touch's ability to spread germs...
I believe in the human touch’s ability to spread germs…

Researchers in the Loveliest Village on the Plains have released a study on the nastiest diseases on the planes. And it isn’t exactly comforting.

Classics like E. coli and new killer on the block MERS can apparently lurk for a week or more on pretty much everything you’d touch up in the germ-friendly skies. The news was distressing enough for the Lester Holt treatment (CNN, too) on Tuesday’s edition of NBC Nightly News.

(Can’t see the video? Try here.)

Thankfully, AU engineers are the vanguard of super-futuristic disease detection. But still, America, Auburn can only keep so many bad things off of planes. Make sure you wash your hands.

h/t: @thejuiceisgood Video: Jeff Poor

Related: Auburn engineers invent robot dogs.

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