As soon as you step foot in an airport, it’s easy to imagine the sheer volume of germs that abound. Reading the research that says you’re up to 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a plane than in your day-to-day life will likely only confirm a traveler’s germaphobia.

So what’s the best way to get where you’re going without getting sick?

We called on Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, ER doctor and Chief Doctor at Sharecare, to point out a few of the airport’s primary hot zones and offer a stay-healthy tip for each.

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