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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Masks, hand sanitizer help halt flu spread

From yahoo health (reuters) :

" College students living in residency halls who wore the masks for a few hours a day and regularly used alcohol-based hand sanitizer cut their risk of coming down with flu-like illness by up to half, Dr. Allison E. Aiello of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her colleagues found. "

"We do think it probably would generalize to other settings in which you have people living in close quarters and eating in shared facilities" -- for example military barracks or nursing homes, Aiello told Reuters Health in an interview. "We can probably even bring this to the household setting."

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