Protect Yourself From This Year’s Cold and Flu Season With These Tips


From cell phones to doorknobs and dollar bills, germs are everywhere. In fact, about 30% of people have the cold virus on their hands at any given moment.

But a cold is different from the flu, so it’s important to know the difference. That’s why our very own David Wylie talked with an expert on how to fight colds and the flu.

Although it’s impossible to predict, Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Sciences, says that early signs are indicating a very bad flu season this year.

With that in mind, it’s good to protect yourself against the flu with a vaccination and Dr. Gerba says there are simple things you can do to reduce the risk of getting sick.

Watch the full segment below to learn about these common sense tips that can go a long ways in keeping you and your loved ones healthy this flu season. And to learn more about the flu, go the centers for disease control website at and for more information on hand sanitizers like Germ Free 24 visit