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How can I prevent cold and flu?

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In brief: Prevention of cold and flu

Isolation of people with colds and flu to prevent it spreading to other people, if practical
• Regular hand washing and immediate disposal of tissues
• Aim for a healthy lifestyle a balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, and regular (preferably daily) physical activity
• Do not smoke - smokers are more likely to catch a cold


Having a flu vaccine each year significantly reduces the chance of catching the illnesses.
It is recommended for people with chronic health conditions or BMI?30, the elderly and children who are more likely to experience complications from the seasonal flu.

In brief: Prevention of cold and flu

Isolation of people with colds and flu to prevent it spreading to other people, if practical
• Regular hand washing and immediate disposal of tissues
• Aim for a healthy lifestyle a balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, and regular (preferably daily) physical activity
• Do not smoke - smokers are more likely to catch a cold


Having a flu vaccine each year significantly reduces the chance of catching the illnesses.
It is recommended for people with chronic health conditions or BMI?30, the elderly and children who are more likely to experience complications from the seasonal flu.
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