Looking for an easy way to reduce your risk of catching the flu or other viral illnesses? Try not touching your face.
That’s a step doctors are urging people to take as California faces a “tripledemic” threat — with flu, the coronavirus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, circulating at elevated levels statewide all at once.
“The one point I want to reemphasize is … avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth,” Dr. Ralph Gonzales, a UC San Francisco associate dean, said at a recent campus town hall. “Very good studies have shown that if we can double down our efforts to be vigilant about this, that will increase our chances of staying flu free.”
The risk is that some viruses can survive for days on hard surfaces. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…
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