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10 ways to catch germs over the holidays

By: Meredith Darlington on Nov. 13, 2009, 5:19 a.m.
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It's germ season

The holiday season is upon us, and your calendar is full of gatherings with friends and family. But oftentimes uninvited guests tag along: germs. And this year – with fears of H1N1 and other illnesses on many people’s minds – it’s particularly smart to minimize your exposure.

Use this list as a guide to know where germs tend to hang out. The point is not to avoid these situations, just be aware and try to stay healthy. Remember to have fun — and wash your hands! (Text: Meredith Darlington/MNN)