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Hand Hygiene, A Must for Beating Cold Viruses This Season


It’s almost the peak of cold and flu season and that means that viruses are inevitable - door knobs, tabletops and bathrooms are just a few of the many places that put us at risk. Common colds are the number one reason that children miss school and adults miss work. The average person gets between 2-3 upper respiratory infections (URIs) per year, making this the most common infection in humans. Over 80% of these infections are viral and cannot be treated with antibiotics, which can only treat bacterial illnesses. Yet year after year, patients ask for them as a quick and easy fix when none are necessary. Taking them may in fact harm you. Read More »