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By spending a few minutes learning about how infections are spread, you may be able to significantly reduce the number of times you and your children become ill this winter.
Despite many people’s beliefs, colds are not caused by being cold; they actually spread from one person to another. The germs that cause colds and flu are found in the secretions from our noses, mouths and eyes. The germs spread when people sneeze, cough or blow their nose, allowing the particles to travel up to 6 feet into the surrounding environment. They can then infect people directly or may come to rest on nearby objects. Viruses and bacteria can live for several hours on surfaces such as toys, tables and doorknobs. When someone touches the contaminated object, then touches their nose, mouth or eyes, the cycle of infection continues.
To help break this cycle and prevent infection, follow these suggestions:
Try not to touch your mouth, nose or eyes.
For more information, see http://www.cdc.gov/germstopper/index.htm.