What's Ailing You: Cold-and-flu viruses

Dr. Douglas Olson says when people sneeze or cough, the germs can come in contact with anyone three, five or six feet in front of them. (1/23/14)

NORWALK - News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You is investigating cold and flu viruses.

Norwalk Community Health Center Dr. Douglas Olson says during the winter, when people are cooped up indoors, cold and flu viruses can spread fast.

He says when people sneeze or cough, the germs can come in contact with anyone three, five or six feet in front of them.

Olson says people can help avoid viruses by wiping things down.

He says using soap and water or disinfecting wipes can help prevent the spread of viruses.

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