How Far Does A Sneeze or Cough Travel?

Most people tell you to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. That’s good advice, but it’s also advice many people don’t listen to. They sometimes turn their head and then sneeze in another direction or sneeze to the ground. But how far can the germs from your sneeze and cough travel?

The truth is, contagious germs can spread further and faster than you may think, way faster.

A sneeze shoots out of your mouth in the form of moist, germ-infested sheets. Once those sheet hits the air, it expands, breaking up into snotty strings, then a series of different-sized droplets all trapped in a turbulent gas cloud.