This question has probably been asked since the first time the flu made someone sick. After all, cold and flu season occurs when the weather is cold, so there must be a connection, right? Well, not quite. No matter how many times your mother and grandmother told you not to go out in the cold because you would catch a cold or the flu, it just doesn’t work that way.
The most important thing to remember during cold and flu season is to remember to protect yourself against these germs when you are around other people. Viruses are passed by contact between people, so be sure to wash your hands often.
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“Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Influenza and the Common Cold.”Cold and Flu Guidelines: Myths and Facts 2008. American Lung Association. 09 Dec 08.