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How do I prevent spreading influenza b to other people?

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Dr. Brendan Rice
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In brief: Stay home/wash hands

Influenza is highly contagious, especially by droplet transmission.
That means that by coughing, sneezing, or talking as many as six feet away from someone can transmit the disease to them. It is also believed that less often, influenza can be transmitted by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching the face. So, stay home to avoid people, wash hands often, and clean surfaces.

In brief: Stay home/wash hands

Influenza is highly contagious, especially by droplet transmission.
That means that by coughing, sneezing, or talking as many as six feet away from someone can transmit the disease to them. It is also believed that less often, influenza can be transmitted by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching the face. So, stay home to avoid people, wash hands often, and clean surfaces.
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