How are germs mostly spread?
Many illnesses are spread by germs that pass from one person to another. Here are some of the most common ways that germs are spread:
- by touching an infected person
- through the air (for example, when someone coughs, germs in small drops of spit (saliva) can spread to other people or objects)
- through clothes, cloths, or bed covers
- through insect bites or animal bites
- by eating contaminated food