How to de-germ a hotel room

They're not always as clean as you may think

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Wary of what might be lurking on that bedspread in your hotel room?

You probably should be.

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But don't worry, Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor of microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine is here to help fend off the filth.

Top tips include wiping down frequently touched surfaces, like light switches, with antibacterial wipes.

Similarly, you should run some hot water and shampoo in the shower tray or bath before using, to kill off any leftover bacteria.

Take a look at the video above to get more advice on making your hotel stay as clean as possible.

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