NBC: Influenza might be spread simply by breathing, study finds
NBC News reports on new research by Professor Donald Milton (Applied Environmental Health). "We found that flu cases contaminated the air around them with infectious virus just by breathing, without coughing or sneezing," Dr. Milton said in the article. “Even if you are not coughing, you can still infect other people. Many people shedding virus into the air are shedding real, infectious virus.”
The story reports Milton saying the findings will be controversial. “Right now, the scientific community is just not on the same page about this,” he said.