American microbiologists believe that the aircraft is one of the most contaminated by bacteria seats. Here the person experiences increased risks of infection of infectious diseases. Sometimes it is enough indirect contact with the pathogen to infect. During the research, scientists have found that bacteria can long time to live on the surfaces inside the cabin, according to HNGN.
Kirill Agnelo (Auburn University) traced how the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli O157:H7 can live outside the human body. As surfaces used metal, plastic, various fabrics that mimic the surface of the aircraft cabin.
Longest aureus lived on the material of the pocket of the seat back 168 hours. 96 hours the bacteria living on the material of the armrest. Scientists emphasize long term stay of bacteria in the environment. The study encourages more thorough disinfection. Only in this way can reduce the epidemic danger of the aircraft.