How Can You Avoid the Flu in College?

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The flu is a nasty disease that runs rampant at most college campuses every year. This virus is extremely infectious, so it often spreads like wildfire in the confinement of classrooms and dormitories. Find out what you can do to avoid the flu in college!

Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the flu virus. Some people touch their face as many as 1,000 times a day, which means that clean hands are extremely important for staying healthy. We're all conditioned to wash our hands after using the bathroom (if you don't, you're disgusting), but we actually should wash our hands a little more often. The flu virus can live on surfaces for up to two days, so be mindful the next time you use a computer keyboard that hundreds of other people used the same day.