Germiest Attractions in the US

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Studies show that 80 percent of infections are transmitted through the environment, which makes travel an especially germy enterprise. While we're not suggesting that you re-route your entire vacation, it never hurts to exercise a little extra care in these days of H1N1 influenza and MRSA staphylococcus (just two of the diseases that can be transmitted by tactile contact). Still, there are a few vacation experiences that you just might want to skip this season (scenic Malibu being one of them-the famous beach is known for sewage as much as it is for celebrities).

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