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How does touching your face increase your risk for the flu?

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If droplets from a sick person get into your nose, mouth, or eyes, you'll probably get the flu, too. Remember, most people get it when they touch surfaces these droplets have landed on, then touch their face before washing.

From: How Not to Spread the Flu WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: FDA: "Influenza: Vaccination Still the Best Protection." CDC: "Cover your Cough;" "Good Health Habits for Prevention;" and "Influenza  Symptoms." Mayo Clinic: "Hand washing: A simple way to prevent infection."  



Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 16, 2018

SOURCES: FDA: "Influenza: Vaccination Still the Best Protection." CDC: "Cover your Cough;" "Good Health Habits for Prevention;" and "Influenza  Symptoms." Mayo Clinic: "Hand washing: A simple way to prevent infection."  



Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 16, 2018

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