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Wash your hands after using public transit

Flu germs can linger on poles and handles in public transit.

Flu germs can linger on poles and handles in public transit. You’ve heard it a million times, but it’s worth a reminder: “Handwashing as frequently as possible is one of the most effective ways to decrease the spread (of influenza),” says Dr. Marc Ouellette, scientific director of the Institute of Infection and Immunity and a professor at Laval University in Quebec City. After using public transportation, try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth until you’ve had a chance to wash your hands.

You can also pick up flu germs at work. Try to keep common areas and work spaces as clean as possible he says.

 
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