• By Joel Streed

Debunking At Least Five Common Flu Myths

January 28, 2013

A hand washing demo with glow-in-the-dark germs is available in the downloads.

The flu bug continues to spread across the country and unfortunately this season's outbreak is one of the worst in years. To make matters worse, there are a number of myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent the flu. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert Gregory Poland, M.D., dispels some of the most common myths. Click here to read more.

Sound bites with Dr. Poland are also available in the downloads. He discusses the current influenza strain, symptoms, vaccination and protecting yourself.

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To interview Dr. Poland or other Mayo Clinic flu experts contact:
Mayo Clinic Public Affairs
507-284-5005 (days)
507-284-2511 (evenings) 
[email protected]

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