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DECK THE HALLS, AND WASH THE HANDS!

DECK THE HALLS, AND WASH THE HANDS!

The holidays are a time of sharing, but local health officials say people with colds and flu need to keep it to themselves. 

The flu and flu-like illnesses are on the rise in a few regional areas of Wisconsin.  The flu shot is the best defense against the virus, but health clinicians say proper hand hygiene can reduce respiratory illnesses by as much as 21-percent.  Washing your hands also helps protect against germs like salmonella, norovirus and E. coli that get on our hands in a variety of ways.

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