NPR Science Friday - "How Do You Fend Off The Flu?"

 – January 18, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Aside from getting the flu shot, how do you outsmart the wily virus? Hoard hand sanitizer? Dodge door knobs? Or quietly slink away from coughing commuters? Dr. Nicole Bouvier, a flu researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai , talks about what works—and what doesn't—in avoiding influenza. "Right now what's circulating is the H3N2 strain of the virus. This season is a bit unusual because it has hit early. Historically, the H3N2 is associated with more severe illness and death." Learn more