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EDITORIAL: Protect yourself from the flu

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WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
(Toledo News Now) -

The flu outbreak we are experiencing is serious and, in some cases, deadly. 

This is not the year to say "I don't need a flu shot."  If you haven't gotten one, do so.  And even if you have, you should still practice the common sense practical protection behaviors such as:

-         Wash your hands. 

-         Don't shake hands. 

-         Cough or sneeze into your sleeve. 

-         Avoid contact with people who are clearly ill. 

-         And, of course, if you are sick, seek medical advice and avoid spreading the virus.   

Parents, be extra vigilant about your kids washing their hands.  Don't treat the flu like a bad cold.  Treat it like a potentially life-threatening illness.  That is what it is. 

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