10 Simple Ways to Prevent Colds and the Flu
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Avoid Unnecessary Close Contact
It's an unfortunate fact that a person can spread flu germs a full day before exhibiting symptoms, and then up to five days after that. Steer clear of those with flu-like symptoms – they'll understand. If you're sick, avoid close contact with others. Tell your kids about the importance of keeping space from someone who's sick, and about healthy sharing.
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