Between the flu epidemic and outbreaks of the stomach bug norovirus, you need to be proactive about protecting your health. Along with frequent hand washing, it’s important to avoid close contact with anyone who might be ill. A new study reports that infectious droplets exhaled by someone with flu can travel at least six feet.
What’s more, nearly 20 percent of flu sufferers are “super-emitters,” expelling up to 32 times more flu germs than other flu patients, the researchers reported in Journal of Infectious Diseases.
The good news, however, is that there are several simple, unexpected ways to rev up your immune system and stay healthy, even when everybody else is coughing and sneezing. Try these research-backed strategies:
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