Explained: How the flu virus spreads

NEED TO KNOW
  • You can spread the flu before you show any symptoms
  • The germs you spread can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours
  • Follow these tips to protect yourself (and those around you) from the pesky virus

The flu season is well under way in the United States. To help protect yourself from the virus, find out how it spreads, then avoid these circumstances. You may be surprised how quotidian some of them are. 

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