5 germ-filled places where you're most likely to catch a cold or flu

Germ filled places where you can catch a cold
Germ filled places where you can catch a cold

Kate Genovese

, a registered nurse for 30 years, was heading to Las Vegas for a conference when she noticed a woman in front of her on the airport escalator sneezing. The woman had the best of intentions -- she covered her nose and mouth. But she loused things up when she placed her germ-filled hand back on the escalator handrail.

"Those germs were just waiting to be passed on to the next person," Genovese told WalletPop in a telephone interview.