Montana Health News

Nov 24, 2012 5:33 PM by Katy Harris - MTN News

MT health officials warn shoppers of cold/flu germs

BUTTE - The Butte Silver Bow Health Department wants to remind shoppers to keep your hands away from your face and wash them as much as possible.

Health officials say you're more prone to contracting the cold or flu while out shopping this holiday season.

Several people who may be sick can touch things like door handles, and you can become sick just by contracting cold and flu germs from one person.

The health department says the best way to protect yourself is by washing your hands frequently, not touching your face.

They also say it is not too late for a flu vaccination.

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