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How can you prevent the spread flu?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Wash your hands: Wash your hands especially after touching public areas.
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Hand washing #1: The flu and other viral infections spread via moist droplets from the ill person's mucous (from coughs, talking sneezing), and from the recipient touching the mucos and then touching their mucous membranes, or directly breathing the viral particles. Average person touches their nose, eyes and mouth over 1000 time per day. Washing hands is the most important prevention. Also, avoiding infected.

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How can I help prevent the spread of the flu?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Flu shot, hand wash: You and your family should get the flu shot. Young children are at high risk for complications from the flu. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact with sick people.

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