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Can you get germs from clothes?

Germs on clothes and towels can come from our own body. Germs can also get onto outer clothing if you handle contaminated food or brush against a soiled object. Most germs can survive on fabrics for some time. Read more about how long bacteria and viruses live outside the body.

How long does the flu virus remain in the air?

Past research has suggested the influenza virus can survive up to two to three hours in a droplet form, but there has been debate over whether the droplets are able to stay suspended in the air long enough to spur infection . When droplets are big, gravity can pull them down so they don't remain airborne.
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