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A single sneeze travels 100 miles per hour and shoots about 100,000 germs into the air.

Information provided by the Health Service Executive and Annai Arul Hospital proves that a sneeze can travel 100 miles/h and can shoot 100,000 germs.

While a person’s breath can travel 4.5 feet per second, droplets from a cough can travel at 50 miles per hour and droplets from a sneeze can travel at up to 100 miles per hour. Moreover, the droplets from a sneeze can spread to a distance of six feet; a single sneeze can spray about 100,000 germs into the air, which is why it is recommended that one should keep a six-foot distance from a sneezing sick person.

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