Flu Season 2013: 6 things you SHOULD NOT touch to avoid getting the flu

How to avoid the flu, flu symptoms

 The flu is spreading across Florida and the rest of the country this year so here's some advice on how you can try to avoid getting sick.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 6 everyday items that you may want to consider trying to avoid.

Germs are spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or even talking with someone with the flu.

They can also spread if you touch something with the flu virus on it. Here's a list of things you should try NOT to touch, or be sure to clean regularly at your home or office.
 

Research shows influenza virus frequently detected on these surfaces:

    Refrigerator handles
    Phones (yes, including that cell phone you carry around everywhere)
    TV remotes
    Microwave ovens and other kitchen surfaces
    Door handles and light switches
    Grocery carts
 

(Source: CDC.gov)

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