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Why do people get the flu in winter when the climate is cold, and viruses don't survive well in the cold?



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Viruses don't survive well outside the body. In winter, we are inside together more and are in closer quarters and therefore they have less distance to travel. Different viruses have different methods of moving between hosts. Some ride on air droplets and or dust, some are transmitted by your hands. In fact, research shows that this is the most common means of transmission. So washing your hands often is a good preventive measure.

K. Van Hoeck



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