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Staying healthy this winter

People don’t just share time with family this time of year. They also share germs.

James Corbett, the immunization coordinator at Eastern Idaho Public Health said “The cold is, you know, you have your runny nose, you may have a cough, you can sometimes have a fever. The flu is an upper respiratory disease, and it can be severe, again, to young, old, and even someone with a healthy immune system can have serious complications.”

Corbett also said if people are sneezing more, and their body seems achy, they are probably battling a cold, and it could last for up to a week.

He also had some additional tips to keep people from catching a cold. “Covering your coughs, staying home when you’re sick, getting to the doctor early if you do have complications, or some symptoms.”

He said people should also keep their desk and computer clean.

He says using hand sanitizer is good, but it isn’t as great as using soap and water.

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