The Flu Can Infect You Even If You're Healthy
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on October 29, 2013 @ 7:32PM
Created on October 29, 2013 @ 6:45PM
According to experts, the flu is around all of us. So what can we do to protect ourselves against it? Evidence shows that getting vaccinated is the best defense. But what most people don't realize is how important that vaccine is. As scary as it might be, you can die from the flu even if you're healthy.
"Just washing my hands, coughing into my sleeve, and throwing a dirty tissue away can prevent the transmission of disease. This is hundreds of years we've known, simple hygiene prevents the spread of contagious illness. We just need to do it," said Dr. Mark Povroznik, Quality Care Officer at UHC.
A virus can stay on any surface for up to 8 hours and your eyes, nose, and mouth are usually the first places a virus gets in. So make sure you follow basic hygiene rules.
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