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How Winter Gives Flu a Boost Could Be Key to Prevent Flu

Linsey Marr, a professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, is obsessed with flu transmission. This time of year, she’s not alone. Hand sanitizers and cough drops abound, and banners outside drugstores and doctors’ offices proclaim, “Get your flu shot.” But this year, that vaccine will only reduce your risk of ending up in the doctor’s office with the flu by about 23 percent. The vaccine...

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