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Spread the cheer, not the flu


Last updated 12/4/2008 at Noon

Don’t let the flu spoil this holiday season, says the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

The flu virus can flourish at various holiday gatherings, unless people are aware of the many ways they can stop the flu in its tracks.

“Getting a flu vaccination is the single most effective way to prevent the flu,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, County of San Diego Public Health Officer. “Since symptoms may not appear for up to five days after exposure, you might not know you’re sick and may infect others. Flu cases often go up during the holidays, peaking in January...

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