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Reduce Your Exposure to Airborne Diseases and Harmful Pathogens

Airborne diseases, such as tuberculosis, measles, influenza, strep, MRSA, pneumonia, and the common cold are emitted when infected individuals (even those who aren’t showing symptoms) exhale, cough, sneeze, sing or talk. Very tiny droplets that carry the disease viruses and/or bacteria can be inhaled into the lungs or land in the mouths, noses or eyes of people who are nearby and begin to infect their new host by overwhelming their immune system. Less often, a person might become infected by touching an object that has an infectious virus or bacteria on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. …
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Flu

With flu season right around the corner, it’s time to begin thinking about how to protect yourself from this and other common cold-weather diseases, illnesses and infections. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

Get a flu vaccine – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccine as soon as the current season’s vaccines become available. This is especially important for people at high risk of flu complications, including children, pregnant women, individuals 65 years of age or older and …
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